General English


  • noun a toilet. The word is pronounced to rhyme with ‘foot’, and is used by middle-class speakers.
  • noun a fart
  • verb to take any inhaled drug, but especially cocaine or amphetamine crystals (speed). This word had existed in the drug users’ lexicon since the mid-1960s, but became widespread in the late 1970s with the increased popularity of cocaine among otherwise ‘respectable’ people. It employs the predictable simile (as in bugle, hooter) of the nose as a musical instrument.