MAGAZINE: Its toodle pip to cor-blimey as modern slang becomes totes amazeballs

Millions of us now use LOL, sik and selfie in everyday language, while golly gosh, toff and spiffing slowly slip into conversational annals, which is well sik innit.

If you are struggling to understand the previous sentence, you may need to brush up on your street slang.

Comedians Alexander Armstrong and Ben Miller. Photo: Matt Alexander/PA

Comedians Alexander Armstrong and Ben Miller. Photo: Matt Alexander/PA

To help those of us who need help moving into the 21st century, Spitfire Ale have teamed up with Tony Thorne, British Author and Lexicographer to create a guide to modern slang which also tracks the evolution of slang from the 16th century right though to today.

The guide launched by comedians ‘Armstrong and Miller’ at the Horse and Groom in Belgravia – the UK’s poshest pub (in the shadow of Buckingham Palace) which goes ‘street’ for the month with everything from chalkboards to welcome signs translated in to the most popular modern day slang.

Watch Armstrong and Miller down the pub as their famous RAF pilots characters, ‘cos it is well lols