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April 5th, 2004 - Brit Speak — LiveJournal

About April 5th, 2004

04:27 pm
ex_vanillaco754
Today’s WotD is:

sorted
• adjective
Brit. Informal
1. organized; arranged, contented.
2. Exclam. An approving exclamation, brilliant, excellent.


Most people that use sorted today have no idea of it’s origins.
It fell into popular use on the drugs and rave scene in the early 1990s, denoting having the required amount of drugs. Adopted by comics and soap opera writers, sorted is now generally taken to mean organised , fixed or arranged.

Typical usage would be:



I had a curry and two beers and was well sorted

Did you get you car fixed?
Yeah, sorted mate.


Etc


You will notice that sorted works with the Mockney amplifier well.

Another popular phrase is get it sorted, meaning get on with it or get it done. A very over used phrase in Guy Ritchie movies!


Got your slang fixed today? Sorted, mate.
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