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Events of the Decade:

The Noughties – Time Magazine’s Decade from Hell
Non-event: The Y2K computer meltdown didn’t happen.
9/11: The World Trade Center Bombing
War on Terror
War in Iraq
War in Afghanistan
War in Darfur
South Ossetia War between Georgia and ussia
Gaza War
Sri Lankan Civil War ends
World population 2009: 6.8 billion
China 1,331m
India 1,171m
US 307m
Indonesia 245m
Brazil 191m
Pakistan 181m
War in Somalia
Fall of Baghdad
No weapons of mass destruction in Iraq admits CIA
George W. Bush steals 2000 election from Al Gore in closest election in history
Terrorists target England, Spain, Pakistan, Indonesia, Russia, Jordan, Philippines, Turkey, India and US.
Swine flu, Avian flu, Mad Cow Disease, SARS, anthrax scare, Foot and Mouth Disease
The Netherlands becomes first country in the world to decriminalize euthanasia.
IRA decommissions weapons, announces end to 35 year-war against England
Massachusetts allows gays to marry, Britain allows civil marriages in registry offices
Hurricane Katrina decimates New Orleans
End of Civil War in Sri Lanka 80-100,000 dead over 25 years
Indian Ocean earthquake and tsunami
40 shootings at US schools
Americans torture prisoners at Abu Ghraib
Charles weds Camilla

Who's 'In':

Barack Obama, first black president of the USA
Michelle Obama
Hilary Clinton
Angela Merkel of Germany
Nicholas Sarkozy of France
President George W. Bush and his puppeteer VP Dick Cheney
Sprinter Usain Bolt
Sarah Palin
Susan Boyle
David Beckham
Alan Greenspan
Tiger Woods, greatest golfer in history and athlete of the decade by US sports editors
Vladimir Putin and Dmitry Medvedev in Russia
Prime Ministers Tony Blair and Gordon Brown
J. K. Rowling
Michael Phelps – 8 gold medals at Beijing Olympics
Nancy Pelosi, first female Speaker of the House
Silvio Berlusconi of Italy
Steve Jobs, Fortune Magazine’s CEO of the Decade
Calif. Governor Arnold Schwartzenegger
Queen Elizabeth becomes longest-living British monarch
Formula 1’s Lewis Hamilton, first black person in the sport
Tennis’s Roger Federer, greatest player in history
Supermodels Kate Moss, Gisele Bundchen, Heidi Klum, Adriana Lima, Alessandra Ambrosio
Bill Gates retires and becomes world’s most charitable person
Google’s Sergey Brin and Larry Page
Rupert Murdoch, News Corp.
Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg
Craig Newmark, Craig’s List
Tim Berners-Lee, inventor of the world wide web
Jeff Bezos of Amazon
Jimmy Wales of Wikipedia
Celebrity chefs Heston Blumenthal, Ferran Adria, Gordon Ramsay, Rene Redzepi, the Roca brothers, Thomas Keller, Juan Mari Arzak, Pierre Gagnaire
Radio personalities: Glenn Beck, Paul Harvey, Don Imus, Rush Limbaugh, Ryan Seacrest, Howard Stern
Rachael Ray and her magazine Everyday
Martha Stewart out of jail and back in business
Adrianna Huffington and her Post
Oprah Winfrey
Simon Cowell
David Tennant

Who Died:

2,973 plus 19 hijackers die in September 11 attacks on World Trade Center
Asian tsunami of 2004 kills 200,000
134,000 in Cyclone Nargis in Burma
1,800 in hurricane Katrina in New Orleans and surrounding areas
74,000 in Sichuan earthquake
250 dead in earthquake in Abruzo, Italy
100,000 Shia pilgrims killed in stampede
87,000 in Hindu Kush mountains in earthquake
170 in Mumbai terrorist wave
171 hostages in Moscow theatre by poison gas due to Chechen rebels
335 dead hostages inc. 172 children at Besian school due to Chechen rebels
200 from al-Qaeda bombing of Madrid train stations
400+ Kurdish members of Yazidi sect slaughtered in worst al-Qaeda attack
52 in al-Queda terrorist attack in central London
32 students at Virginia Tech
7 Astronauts in Space shuttle Columbia
2,000+ US death toll in Iraq
Circuit City
Toys R Us
Planet Pluto kicked out of planet status
Benazir Bhutto, 54, assassinated
Ronald Reagan, 93
Gerald Ford, 93
Michael Jackson, 50
Pope John Paul II, 84
Augusto Pinochet, 91
Saddam Hussain hanged, 69
George Harrison, 58
Teddy Kennedy, 77
Princess Margaret, 71
Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother, 101
Dolly the Cloned Sheep, 6
Marlon Brando, 80
Christopher Reeve, 52
Johnny Carson, 79
Hunter S. Thompson, 67
Prince Rainier of Monaco, 81
Simon Wiesenthal, 96
Slobodan Milosevic, 64
Luciano Pavarotti, 71
Marcel Marceau, 84
Norman Mailer, 84
Sir Edmund Hillary, 88
Bobby Fischer, 64
President Suharto of Indonesia, 86
Arthur C. Clarke, 90
Aleksander Solzhenitsyn, 89
Paul Newman, 83
Harold Pinter, 78

Death of the fax machine, burning discs, the horrible sound of dialup modems, landline phones, encyclopedias, CDs, film & film cameras, Yellow Pages and address books, catalogues, hand-written letters

Bad Guys:

Osama bin Laden
Abu Zubair al-Masri
Ayman El-Zawahiri
Anwar al-Awlaki
Abu Hamza
Zacarias Moussaoui
Mohamed Atta al-Sayed
Zacarias Moussaoui
Khalid Shaikh Mohammed
Abu al-Hassan
Ahmed Mohammad Ali Atef and his brother Saeed
Detroit bomber Umar Farouk Abdulmutallabl
Triple agent Jordanian suicide bomber Humam Khalil Abu-Mulal al-Balawi
Iranian Pres. Mahmoud Ahmadinejad
Nigerian 419 internet scams
President George W. Bush
VP Dick Cheney
Saddam Hussein
General Ali Hassan al-Majid (Chemical Ali)
Sarah Palin
Bernard Madoff
Lockerbie bomber Abdul Baset Ali al-Megrahi
The Taliban
Tamil Tigers
Roumanian leader Nicolae Ceausescu
Augusto Pinochet of Chile
Liberia’s Charles Taylor
Slobodan Milosevic
Teodoro Nguema Obiang of Equatorial Guinea
Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe
Mass murderer Harold Shipman
Austrian daughter rapist/jailer Josef Fritzl
Donald Rumsfeld
New York governor Eliot Spitzer
Golfer Tiger Woods

What's 'In':

The World Wide Web takes off with the expansion of broadband
Apple’s iPhone and other smart phones
iPhone Apps
Adweek’s Agency of the Decade – Goodby, Silverstein & Partners
Viral Videos
Sudoku and Killer Sodoku puzzles
Pay per click advertising
Search engine optimization
Search advertising – Google’s AdWords
Social Media: Facebook, texting, Twitter, MySpace, Linked-In
Homeland security
Red Bull
Organic foods in markets
Anti-smoking laws in many countries
Digital cameras spell the end of film cameras
Apple’s iTunes and the iPod
Kindle and Sony book readers
Bluetooth Earpieces
Noise cancellation headphones
Blu-Ray DVD players
Steroids in sport
Botox – most common cosmetic procedure in US
Smart Cars
Hybrid Cars – especially Toyota Prius
Electric cars
Memory sticks
Reusable shopping bags
Global Warming
Legalization of gay marriage
Virtual worlds – Second Life, Avatars
Breast implants
Designer cocktails such as the Gin-Gin Mule, Benton’s Old-Fashioned, Oaxaca Old-Fashioned, Red Hook Cocktail, St. Germain Cocktail, Bartender’s Choice.
GPS systems – TomTom, Garmin
Wii – best selling video game platform
Microsoft’s Xbox
Playstation and Nintendo Wii
Games: Gran Turismo, World of Warcraft, Grand Theft Auto
Online gaming
Cloud computing
Parallel processing
Wired Magazine
LCD screens everywhere, even on buses
High-speed Wi-Fi
Lithium-ion batteries
Horrible unopenable molded plastic casings for toys and other goods
Top baby names of the decade: Jacob, Michael, Joshua; Emily, Madison,
Cheap airlines - Ryanair, EasyJet, Jet Blue


Ian McKellan’s “King Lear”
David Tennant’s “Hamlet”
Mark Rylance” leads the Globe Theatre and acts in “Jerusalem” and many others
English Playwrights Martin McDonnough, Conor McPherson, Polly Stenham, Charlotte Jones, Lucy Prebble
National Theatre under Nicholas Hytner with “War Horse,” “Phedre,” Alan Bennett’s “History Boys” and “Habit of Art”
“Black Watch”

Tony Award winning plays:
The Goat: or, Who is Sylvia
Take Me Out
I Am My Own Wife
The History Boys
The Coast of Utopia
August: Osage County
God of Carnage

Tony Award winning musicals:
The Producers
Thoroughly Modern Millie
Avenue Q
Monty Python’s Spamalot
Jersey Boys
Spring Awakening
In the Heights
Billy Elliot the Musical

Larry David’s “Curb Your Enthusiasm”
Ricky Gervais’s “The Office” and “Extras”
HBO’s “The Sopranos,” “The Wire,” Vampire show “True Blood”
“Mad Men”
“Six Feet Under”
“The Osbornes” reality show
Simon Cowell’s “X Factor” and “Britain/America/etc. Has Talent”
“Strictly Come Dancing”
Hi Def TV
Celebrity chefs: Gordon Ramsay, Rick Stein, Jamie Oliver,
Big Brother and other reality TV shows such as Pop Idol and American Idol
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart
“The Shield”
“In Treatment”
Veronica Mars”
Who Wants to be a Millionaire
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
“Friends” ends
“Grey’s Anatomy”
“Everybody Loves Raymond”
“Spin City”
“Desperate Housewives”

Matthew Bourne’s Dorian Gray, Carman, all male Swan Lake, Nutcracker
Darcy Bussell retires
Sadler’s Wells, London under Alistair Spalding
English National Ballet under Wayne Eagling
Wayne McGregor at Covent Garden, resident choreographer of Royal Ballet
Sylvie Guillem
Ballet Boyz
Russell Maliphant
Christopher Wheeldon

Harry Potter Series
“Lord of the Rings” Series
“Slumdog Millionaire”
Pirates of the Caribbean Series
The Dark Knight
Pixar’s brilliant “Finding Nemo,” “Wall-E,” “The Incredibles,” “Up,” “Ratatouille,” “Cars,” “Monsters Inc.”
Shrek Series
Ice Age Series
The Da Vinci Code
Star Wars Series
X-Men Series
Ice Age Series
Transformer Series
Spider-Man Series
Mamma Mia
Night at the Museum Series
Madagascar Series
The Passion of the Christ
Mission Impossible Series
James Cameron’s “Avatar”
Halle Berry first black woman to win Oscar
Outrageous humor of Sasha Baron Cohen with Borat and Bruno

Academy Award Winning Films:
2000: Gladiator
2001: A Beautiful Mind
2002: Chicago
2003: The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King
2004: Million Dollar Baby
2005: Crash
2006: The Departed
2007: No Country for Old Men
2008: Slumdog Millionaire


Decline of the record labels
Rise of free online streams with advertising such as Spotify
Hip Hop music – crunk, electro-hop, gangsta rap
Alternative rock – emo, post-grunge, Britpop
Still at it: Rolling Stones, Queen, Paul McCartney, Steely Dan, Santana, Leonard Cohen, Robert Plant, Bob Dylan, Madonna, Barry Manilow
Susan Boyle
Cheryl Cole
Britney Spears
Eminem – best selling artist of the decade (Billboard)
Beyoncé – most popular female artist, says Billboard
Albums: Chinese Democracy by Guns N’Roses
Green Day
Hannah Montana (Miley Cyrus)
Jonas Brothers
Lady Gaga
50 Cent
Lil Wayne
Snoop Dogg
Jennifer Lopez (J-Lo)
Mariah Carey
Norah Jones (36 million records sold)
Amy Winehouse
Lily Allen
Joss Stone
Leona Lewis

Grammy Award winning records of the decade:
Please Read the Letter – Alison Krauss and Robert Plant
Rehab – amy Winehouse
Not Ready to Make Nice – Dixie Chicks
Boulevard of Broken Dreams – Green Day
Here We go Again – Ray Charles, Norah Jones
Clocks – Coldplay
Don’t Know Why – Norah Jones
Walk On – U2
Smooth – Santana

Grammy Award Winning Albums of the Decade:
2009: Raising Sand – Robert Plant, Alison Krauss
2008: River: The Joni Letters – Herbie Hancock
2007: Taking the Long Way – Dixie Chicks
2006: How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb – U2
2005: Genius Loves Company – Ray Charles, etc.
2004: Speakerboxxx/the Love Below – OutKast
2003: Come Away with Me – Norah Jones
2002: O Brother, Where Art Thou – soundtrack album, misc. artists
2001: Two Against Nature – Steely Dan
2000: Supernatural – Santana

Rolling Stone Best Albums of the Decade:
Radiohead: Kid A
The Strokes: Is This It
Wilco: Yankee Hotel Foxtrot
Jay-Z: The Blueprint
The White Stripes: Elephant
Arcade Fire: Funeral
Eminem: The Marshal Mathers LP
Bob Dylan: Modern Times
M.I.A.: Kala
Kanye West: The College Dropout
Bob Dylan: Love and Theft
LCD Soundsystem: Sound of Silver
U2: All That You Can’t Leave Behind
Jay-Z: The Black Album
Bruce Springsteen: The Rising
OutKast: Stankonia
Beck: Sea Change
MGMT: Oracular Spectacular
Amy Winehouse: Back to Black
The White Stripes: White Blood Cells


Vampires are ‘in’

Best Selling Books:
On the Three Representations (Chinese) by Jiang Zemin
The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling
Angels and Demons by Dan Brown
The Purpose Driven Life by Rick Warren
Wolf Totem (Chinese) by Jiang Rong
La Sombra del Viento (Shadow of the Wind) by Carlos Ruiz Zafón
The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold
The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
Yu Dan’s Gain from the Analects by Yu Dan (Chinese)

J. K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series
Stephenie Meyer’s vampire books
Stieg Larsson’s Millenium Trilogy
John Grisham
Terry Pratchett
Alexander McCall Smith
Philip Pullman
Dave Pelzer
Maeve Binchy
Sebastian Faulks
Stephen King
James Patterson
Patricia Cornwell
Danielle Steel
Tom Clancy
Michael Crichton
Dean Koontz
Mary Higgins Clark
David Baldacci
Michael Connelly
Harlan Coben
Nora Roberts
Ken Follett
Janet Evanovich
Sue Grafton

London Times Top 20 Books of the Decade:
The Road by Cormac McCarthy
Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi
Dreams from My Father by Barack Obama
Masterworks of the Classical Haida Mythtellers
Suite Francaise by irene Nemirovsky
The Tipping Point: How Little things Can Make a Big Difference by Malcolm Gladwell
Life of Pi by Yann Martel
Payback: Debt and the Shadow side of Wealth by Margaret Atwood
Atonement by Ian McEwan
The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown
War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy, new translation by Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky
A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius by Dave Eggars
Austerlitz by W.G. Sebald
Reading Lolita in Tehran: A Memoir in Books by Azar Nafisi
The God Delusion by Richard Dawkins
Rapture by Carol Ann Duffy
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J. K. Rowling
Bad Science by Ben Goldacre
The Corrections by Jonathan Franzen
White Teeth by Zadie Smith

2666 by Roberto Bolaño
Gilead by Marilynne Robinson
Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides
Atonement by Ian McEwan
The Brief, Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz
Hateship, Friendship, Courtship, Loveship, Marriage by Alice Munro
Austerlitz by W. G. Sebald
Pastoralia by George Saunders
Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell
The Known World by Edward P. Jones
American Genius, A Comedy by Lynne Tillman
Stranger Things Happen by Kelly Link
Varieties of Disturbancy by Lydia Davis
Twilight of the Superheroes by Deborah Eisenberg
Never Let mMe Go by Kazuo Ishiguro
The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay by Michael Chabon
Kafka on the Shore by Huruki Murakami
The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
Empire Falls by Richard Russo
Runaway by Alice Munro
Half of a Yellow Sun by Chimanmanda Ngozi Adichie
Sacred Games by Vikran Chandos
Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell by Susanna Clarke
Unaccustomed Earth by Jhumpa Lahiri
Jonathan Safran Foer’s Everything is Illuminated

The rise of the woman novelist


Liverpool is the cultural city of the decade
Damien Hirst makes millions from auction without gallery
Damien Hirst’s jeweled skull
David Altmejd, Canadian sculptor
Anish Kapoor’s Bean in Millenium Park, Chicago
Depiction of Muhammad in editorial cartoons in Denmark cause rioting
Jeff Koons balloon animals
Shepard Fairey –American street artist
Banksy, British graffiti artist

Art sales:
Monet’s ‘Water Lilies’ Nymphease: £13.5 million
Picasso nude £16 million, ‘Garcon a l Pipe’ for $104 m.
Rubens ‘Massacre of Innocents’ £49.5 million
Leonardo’s Madonna With the Yardwinder stolen from Drumlanrig Castle
Vermeer reaps £16.4m
Gustav Klimpt new world record art sale: $135 million
But David Geffen sells Jackson Pollock for $140 million!
Raphael’s Lorenzo de Medici sells for £18.5 million
Winston Churchill landscape makes £1 million
Faberge Egg - £9 million
Lucian Freud becomes top selling living painter when nude gets $33.6 million
Francis Bacon’s Triptych sells for $86.3 million

Wow factor buildings
Frank Gehry’s Walt Disney Concert Hall in LA
Norman Foster’s HQ for Hearst Corp in New York
Tate Modern in London
Beijing National Stadium
Seattle Central Library
Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center New York
7 World Trade Center, New York by David Childs
New Museum, Bowery, New York
St. Pancras Station, London

Fashion & Beauty:

Designer labels
LVMH Moet Hennessy, Louis Vuitton, Gucci Group dominate and fights of LVMH takeover
Celebrity clothing lines – success: Kate Moss, failures: Sarah Jessica Parker, Lindsay Lohan
Pashmina sales soar
Harem Pants
Leggings as Pants
Destroyed denim – acid-washed and ripped jeans
Visible thongs
Metallic fabrics
Shoulder pads
Top Shop clothes
The homeless look
Studs in everything including shoes
Jimmy Choo shoes
Gender bending – men in skirts
Neon colours
Vintage clothes
Dresses over jeans
Style icons: Jennifer Lopez, Paris Hilton, Mad Men TV series, Prada, Dolce Gabbana, Marc Jacobs, Tom Ford, Manolo Blahnik, Balenciaga, Lanvin
Bagonomics! - Amazingly expensive handbags – Hermes Birkin bag, St. Laurent’s ‘Muse’ bag, £10,000, Chloe Paddington, Fendi Spy bag, Dior Marc Jacobs
Gaudy gladiator sandals
Flip flops
Slim-fitting velour track suits
Geek chic
Jungle patterns
Tattoos and piercings
J. Crew
Skinny jeans
Vintage clothing
The Devil Wears Prada – fashion film of the decade


The rise of digital media
A media revolution with the demise of traditional newspapers and news gathering sources and the rise of blogs and emergence of new social media.
Google’s Adwords and Craig’s List decimate newspaper classified advertising
Bankrupt newspapers: Philadelphia Enquirer and Daily News, Minneapolis Star Tribune,
Rocky Mountain News closed
Seattle Post-Intelligencer on its last legs
San Francisco Chronicle in danger
Miami Herald about to go under
Detroit News may have to merge with Free Press
Boston Globe is losing $1 million a week
Chicago Sun-Times trading at 3 cents a share.
New York Daily News fighting for life
Fort Worth Star-Telegram in dire straights
Cleveland Plain Dealer on flimsy wicket


Worst decade in recorded history for US Stock market, even the Great Depression
S&P 500 down 2.6 per year
Dow Jones down 1% per year
Nasdaq Composit down 5.9 per year
Gold stocks climb 9.4% per year
Food prices soar
Liquor and cigarette prices soar
Ethical sales triple over decade
Iceland goes broke
Dow Jones biggest loss following 9/11: 684 points on 17 Sept. 2001
By 2006 Dow soars to 14,000, but falls to 7,000 in 2009
Tech stocks tank 2000 – 2001 – burst of the dotcom bubble
Many hedge funds collapse
Lehman Brothers crash and burn Sept. 2008, world markets collapse
AIG gets $100 million government bailout
Bear Stearns crash and burn
Housing bubble rise and burst
Sub prime mortgage disaster
Bernie Madoff screws million in biggest Ponzi scheme in history
Recession worldwide in from 2008
US median household income falls 5% in decade
Bankrupt: Kmart, United Airlines, Circuit City, Lehman, GM, Chrysler, WorldCom, MG Rover
Price of oil triples in decade – energy crisis
Partial nationalization of banks in the UK
Collapse of Enron
China’s huge economic growth
Euro replaces national currencies of 12 of the EU’s 15 members
Bank of America buys Merrill Lynch
Time Warner and AOL merger – worst corporate marriage in history
GE buys Universal from Vivendi
Comcast buys 51% of NBC Universal
HP merges with Compaq
GM and Chrysler bankrupt
Government bails out FannieMae and Freddie Mac.
Google buys YouTube
Martin Sorrell's WPP becomes world's biggest ad agency after buying Young & Rubicam
Halifax and Bank of Scotland merge to become HBOS; then HBOS merges with Lloyds; later British government had stakes in both
Interest rates dive!
Mervyn King succeeds Lord George as Gov of Bank of England
China overtakes UK to become world's fourth biggest economy
Dubai economic disaster, Abu Dhabi gains
Ben Bernanke succeeds Alan Greenspan as Chairman of US Federal Reserve
Lakshmi Mittal's Mittal Steel in India becomes world leader
Oligarchs and Saudi super rich take over London - the haves and have yachts


Islamic fundamentalism rises
First black rabbi Alysa Stanton takes up post in North Carolina
Fastest growing religion in USA: Islam
Atheism and its priests: Richard Dawkins, Christopher Hitchens and Sam Harris
Dalai Lama is most esteemed religious figure but China still a problem
Death of Pope John Paul II and appointment of German Cardinal Ratzinger to Pope Benedict XVI
Interfaith movement in America
Holocaust deniers thrive including Iranian Pres Ahmadinejad
Gay bishops in the Episcopal Church inc. Rev. Gene Robinson, Bishop of New Hampshire and Lesbian Rev. Mary D. Glasspool
More revelations about Catholic Priests molesting little alter boys
Rev. Jeremiah Wright is embarrassment to Barack Obama
Secularism in France – Muslim women not allowed to wear burqas in schools


The sequencing of the human genome
Stem cell research
First applications of gene diagnosis in medicine
First human embryo cloning
First cloned equine animal – a mule called Idaho Gem
Evolution theory further support – only 4% genetic difference between humans and apes
Nano technology including nan-computers
There is water on Mars!
There is water on the Moon!
Chimps make spears for hunting!
Glass as strong as steel!
T-Rex has a lot in common with chickens!
Enzymes can convert any blood type to O
Pulsars discovered!
Skin cells can be turned into stem cells
Salinomycin discovered – can be 100 times more efficient than chemotherapy
Herceptin drug targets breast cancer
Anti-smoking laws reduce heart attacks by 40%
Surgery revolutionized by minimally invasive techniques – look ma, no scar!
New dinosaurs – prehistoric crocodiles – found in Sahara

New Slang Words:

Credit crunch
boom and bust
Newbie or noob (newcomer, naïve person, web virgin)
rents (parents)
bling (flashy jewelry from “The Sopranos”
i -
meh (Simpsons) boring, apathetic
California license plate – a tattoo on the lower back
Helicopter mom – mother who micro-manages children’s lives
Soccer mom
Ground zero
Carbon footprint
Hanging chads
Global warming
LOL – laugh out loud
To google
Shake and bake
War on Terror
Wassup? (Budweiser Beer commercial)
Weapons of mass destruction, WMD

chav = aggressive, common, workingclass UK youth
chav words: Blazin' - very good
Buzzin' - expression of approval
Coffin dodger - elderly person
Diss - disrespect
Floor it - drive very fast
Gov - authority figure
Spark up - to light up a cigarette
Talent, hottie - good-looking girl


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