Emma Thompson and Mindy Kaling Teach You Posh British Slang | Vanity Fair


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  • Paola Bueso
    Paola Bueso  1 weeks back

    Both of them are great! Thank you so much for sharing this.

    • Kim Lundström
      Kim Lundström  2 weeks back

      Update the app they use, those borders....

      • SupaYoda
        SupaYoda  2 weeks back

        Emma: "She's a brick."

        Me: "HOUSE!"

        • James Lawner
          James Lawner  2 weeks back

          "Capital idea, old bean!"

          • maracayg
            maracayg  2 weeks back

            Emma Thompson, una de las mejores actrices de todos los tiempos. La amo.

            • Λαυρέντιος Ψαροκάηκας

              Stephen Fry should be there with Emma!

              • jabberina
                jabberina  3 weeks back

                “YONKS!” Lol 😂

                • Marie
                  Marie  3 weeks back

                  Hahaha Emma is so hilarious!

                  • Rain
                    Rain  3 weeks back

                    I laughed so hard when Emma Thompson called Mindy Kaling a Brick. In drag queen and Trans slang means to look mannish lol. Funny how slang can vary

                    • AnimeAnna
                      AnimeAnna  4 weeks back

                      I thought of 'jolly' as in 'go for a jolly', aka go for a walk?

                      • Janet Berry
                        Janet Berry  4 weeks back

                        if ever i could meet a celebrity, id love for it to be Emma LOL

                        • LMC
                          LMC  4 weeks back


                          • Mark Gable
                            Mark Gable  4 weeks back

                            Why do they always play chamber music when there's anything about Britain.

                            • Ailsa D
                              Ailsa D  1 months back

                              Emma Thompson is a legend

                              • Chi D
                                Chi D  1 months back

                                I love Emma Thompson. I watch all her movies/films!

                                • Wild RedASMR
                                  Wild RedASMR  1 months back

                                  I'm British and I've never heard of any of these

                                  • Lauren M
                                    Lauren M  1 months back

                                    Any word can be used to mean drunk in England, let's be honest 😂

                                    • Beanyhead
                                      Beanyhead  1 months back

                                      1:40 amercians in a nutshell

                                      • Acacia
                                        Acacia  1 months back

                                        Having a jolly is to be drunk or have some fun.

                                        • Amy Seaman
                                          Amy Seaman  1 months back

                                          A jolly is a trip!

                                          • Sax Rendell
                                            Sax Rendell  1 months back

                                            Jolly also means drunk (or tipsy), honestly most of these could mean drunk if said the right way

                                            • Megan Clarke
                                              Megan Clarke  1 months back

                                              who the heck calls binoculars ‘bins’

                                              • Isabella Raylah Rose
                                                Isabella Raylah Rose  1 months back

                                                Wow, this is fantastic. I have learnt much today. Except for the word ‘tight’ which also means tight-fisted in Singapore, I absolutely identified none of those words. But I love ‘yonks’!

                                                • Samata Das
                                                  Samata Das  1 months back

                                                  Mindy is annoying.

                                                  • Leigh Macaro
                                                    Leigh Macaro  1 months back

                                                    .....bird watchers everywhere - even here in the Midwestern US (which is neither mid, nor western) use "bins". 😳

                                                    • Kyle Noe
                                                      Kyle Noe  1 months back

                                                      I love them both.

                                                      • Taralga Bush Adventure
                                                        Taralga Bush Adventure  1 months back

                                                        I'm pretty a sure a "Jolly" is to get out for a bit of a fun trip, "out for a Jolly"

                                                        • Mellia Boom Bot
                                                          Mellia Boom Bot  1 months back

                                                          ET in Years and Years is outstanding..

                                                          • bloo jkl45
                                                            bloo jkl45  1 months back

                                                            Emma Thompson is so naturally funny

                                                            • myfavs
                                                              myfavs  1 months back

                                                              This is so pathetic and lame. Ugh

                                                              • katrin1984
                                                                katrin1984  1 months back

                                                                Wait, is that bins thing true? Lived in the UK for 10 years, never heard it used for anything other than rubbish bins.

                                                                • Amy S
                                                                  Amy S  1 months back

                                                                  I can watch these two talk all day. 😍

                                                                  • BetterLifeAhead
                                                                    BetterLifeAhead  1 months back

                                                                    Is poppycock a British term? I hear people use it here in the US

                                                                    • KingKaitain
                                                                      KingKaitain  1 months back

                                                                      "Yonks" is specifically "years".

                                                                      • KingKaitain
                                                                        KingKaitain  1 months back

                                                                        Come on, Emma, "jolly" means "very" or "particularly".
                                                                        e.g. "I tried to get the lid off, but it was jolly difficult". Or, "She's jolly clever, isn't she?"

                                                                        • KaritKtana
                                                                          KaritKtana  1 months back

                                                                          Emma Thompson is perfection.

                                                                          • Dayvit78
                                                                            Dayvit78  1 months back

                                                                            Bins? That's such a tinny word. But binoculars, yes, there's some wood in it. Binooooculars. Binoooculars.

                                                                            • L Jones
                                                                              L Jones  1 months back

                                                                              Some of these are so normal and some are just hilarious stereotypes. 'Rugger', (a rugger-bugger is a rugby player, but I can see why they didn't include that), 'yonks', and 'old bean' all seem quite normal, but 'pip-pip'... no

                                                                              • kristofer .robbyn
                                                                                kristofer .robbyn  1 months back

                                                                                i tried to like this video three times ... only to keep remembering i already did ... and could not like again.

                                                                                • Nehir Akın
                                                                                  Nehir Akın  1 months back

                                                                                  Can Emma Thompson be my English teacher? ❤️

                                                                                  • Monkiimagic
                                                                                    Monkiimagic  1 months back

                                                                                    I always use Bricked when something IT related is totally broken.... example "Your phone is bricked"

                                                                                    • FrankieASMR
                                                                                      FrankieASMR  1 months back

                                                                                      I love Emma <3

                                                                                      • dyu
                                                                                        dyu  1 months back

                                                                                        Fantastically homoerotic, indeed madam.

                                                                                        • SARISS80
                                                                                          SARISS80  1 months back

                                                                                          What Emma forgot to mention. The term "bricking it" means pooping your pants. Be careful who to use that term.

                                                                                          • Tashmeerra S Mehanathan
                                                                                            Tashmeerra S Mehanathan  1 months back

                                                                                            First, I love Mindy Kaling.
                                                                                            Second, I love Emma Thompson.

                                                                                            • Tashmeerra S Mehanathan
                                                                                              Tashmeerra S Mehanathan  1 months back

                                                                                              First, I love Emma Thompson.
                                                                                              Second, I love Mindy Kaling.

                                                                                              • yulia purnama
                                                                                                yulia purnama  1 months back

                                                                                                Professor trelawney?

                                                                                                • Mary Pridham
                                                                                                  Mary Pridham  1 months back

                                                                                                  I’m Australian and have heard most of these words either in old English movies or in books I read when I was young. Many of the books were based on English girls boarding schools or something like that. Yonks, as in “I haven’t been there in yonks” as an example is common in Australia. By the way, I think Emma Thompson is one of the best actors around and I love her cheeky sense of humour.