Dictionary of Playground Slang (Online)

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I've been fitted up (... you nut-job)

Accusation that you have been apprehended by authorities for some anti-social action on the basis of false information or the implicit intervention of an agent provocateur to the extent one can claim to have been 'stitched up' - or something.

See also: nut-job
Source: UK (SE)
I could eat horse and chase the rider

Australian idiom meaning 'extremely hungry'.

Source: AUS
I know you are

When someone calls you names, you respond by saying this. e.g.

Someone else: You're gay.
You: I know you are.

Source: circa 1970s, UK(NE)


See also: bling bling
Source: circa 1920's +, USA, UK

Playground punishment/torture consisting of the rotation of skin near the wrist in two opposing directions simultaneously causing friction burns or a sensation of heat in the victims forearm.

See also: chinese burn, japanese burn
Source: USA
icky off

(ed: entered verbatim - anyone have more information please?)

Means "buzz off", but with the force of "f--- off". Used in Ipswich in elementary schools in the late 40's, early 50's., I suspect, and I would dearly love to have someone investigate this, that this expression was picked up from British soldiers and/or US airmen returning from the Pacific front in WWII, and I suspect that they adapted it from the Japanese verb "ikimasu", to go.

Source: circa 1940's - 50's, UK (SE)

Acronym for 'I don't give a damn'. In response to someone saying something entirely trivial, uninteresting or completely irrelevant. Idagd is the abbreviated form of 'fmdidgad', pronounced 'fumd-idgad'. This in turn is an abbreviation of the line from "Gone with the Wind", namely, "Frankly my dear, i don't give a damn". Often this line is only partially abbreviated, so delivered, "Frankly my dear...idgad".

Source: circa 1990's, UK

Abbreviation for "If Destroyed More True". An alternative to IDST, used to discourage the victim from deleting it. e.g. if I wrote 'David is gay IDST', David would cross it out to stop people reading it, but if it was IDMT, I would then say he is more gay than before., 1980s, UK(NE). Some have argued that the IDMT doesn't refer to the IDMT itself, so are careful to cross out the IDMT first, so destroy the message without it becoming more true. e.g.

David is gay <-- IDMT
becomes (after David sees it)
David is gay
which is then crossed out.

This has led to long chains of IDMTs, e.g.
David is gay <-- IDMT <-- IDMT <-- IDMT <-- IDMT <-- IDMT If David is determined to remove the message, he just deletes the last IDMT, then the next one, etc.

This loophole can be plugged by putting the last IDMT in a non-obvious place, such as on the back of the lockers it was written on. If David crosses out the last visible IDMT, I then say he hasn't crossed the one out that was round the back, so taunt him about being extremely gay.

Source: circa 1990's, UK

IDST is an abbreviation for "If Destroyed Still True". This is written after a piece of defamatory graffiti e.g. "Mark is a fat jabba IDST" to tell everyone that the statement is a true one. Variations include INDST - If Not Destroyed Still True. Contributor not sure when this first appeared but it was known when he was at school and he still sees it on walls today.

Source: circa 1980's +, UK

Used as a complement to 'nephs.' Replaces such prepositions as 'man' or 'yo.' For instance, one would say "Nephs ike the steelers are gonna win today." Or without nephs, "Hey ike, lets go get something to eat?".

See also: nephs
Source: circa 1990's, USA (Pitt.)

Trickster, someone not to be trusted.

Source: AUS

Shortened form of imbecile

Source: circa 1990's, AUS
in the club

Pregnant. Shortened form of "In the pudding club". Term originated in use by unmarroed mothers who when asked if they were "expecting" said they were not, but were concealing a pudding under their coats which they obtained from a savings club.

See also: bun in the oven, up the duff
Source: UK

A replacement for "Goodbye" or "See you later," as in "I will see you in a bit (of time)." e.g. "Inabit kidder!" Contributor claims to have coined this as a word in 1995 at the age of 9, at one "hometime" at Rathbone School (now demolished,). He was told that people were using this word before that time, but would like someone to confirm it please.

Source: circa 1990's, UK (NW)
indian burn, indian fire

Almost identical to Chinese Burn. i.e. you twist the victim's forearm skin in opposite directions.

See also: chinese burn
Source: circa 1960's - current, USA, CAN
indian giver

Giving a person something with the intention of reclaiming it at some future date, or gives you something and claims they loaned it to you instead and want it back.

Source: USA

Only cure for the lurgi. Persons being given the lurgi, would then have to run after other perons and try to touch them and shout "lurgi", then pretend to inject their arm, and shout "injectified", so that that person could not transmit the lurgi back to them!!!

Unfortunately it wore off after a while, and people who smelled developed extremely strong strains of the lurgi, which couldn't be combatted by injectifying!

See also: lurgi
Source: circa 1980's, UK (SE)

Contracted form of "isn't it?", doesn't it, don't they etc. Origin possible UK Euro-Asian, although I heard it during the 1960's in Italian restaurants in South Wales. Prob. adaptation of earlier "it-int, int-it", London usage similar meaning. Pronounced with stress on 1st and 3rd syll. Example of use: "You goin' wi mi sister, init".

May thus be used in interrogative form or may be used rhetorically - init!

(ed: many thanks to my friend Kevin Allen for making that totally incomprehensible!)

Source: UK (S)
Ip dip dog shit

This is an extended and less friendly version of "ip dip..." selection chant as used in primary school.

Ip dip dog shit
Fucking bastard dirty git
You are not it.

Source: circa 1930 - 36, UK (SW)
ip dip dog shit

When working out who was "it" for a game, you'd all put your left foot in a circle, and then one of you would say...
Ip dip dog shit
You are not on it.
... whilst touching each foot in turn. Was an accepted method of choosing who was it .

Sophie has expanded on that with the following:

For the Ip Dip... there is also a version that goes

Ip dip
Sky Blue
Granny sittin' on the loo
Drop a bomb
Sing a song
Out goes you.

Source: circa 1978, UK