• Glossary Christmas light strings. This is a play on words, since Flitwick decorates his classroom with Christmas lights – “fairy lights” – that are real, live fairies. Read More
• Glossary In general, refers to something that may be fancied, but when referring to a person means “sexually attractive” (NSOED). Read More
• Glossary Depends on context. As a verb, this can mean ‘want’ or ‘like’ (usually when referring to things or actions), but when referring to people, indicates romantic attachment (think ‘footloose and fancy-free’). As a noun, a ‘fancy’ is a kind of small cake. Read More
• Glossary Father Christmas is the traditional English name given to the legendary figure that brings presents to children on Christmas Eve. He is the personification of Christmas. He is also known as Saint Nicholas, Kris Kringle or Santa Claus. Read More
• Glossary An alkaline marsh, distinguishing it from a bog which is always acidic.  … Read More
• Glossary A state of confusion or panic. A colloquialism, probably related to the flapping of the hands like wings. Read More
• Glossary (adj)¬†Excited or trembling, with a fluttering heart, due to some sort of shock. (verb)¬†Bet – “Fancy a flutter” means “Would you care to make a bet”… Read More
• Glossary A period of two weeks or fourteen days. It is a common term used historically and presently in Britain. Read More
• Glossary A type of long, wide knickerbockers popular among modern golfers. Read More
• Glossary U.S.: Bangs (hair). The term ‘bangs’ in the U.K. has risque connotations and is not used to refer to hair. Read More
• Clothing • Glossary A man’s double-breasted long-skirted coat not cut away in front; now worn chiefly on formal occasions (NSOED). Read More
• Food and drinks • Glossary A full meal of fried food, typically including eggs, bacon, sausages, mushrooms, toast, and tomatoes. Read More
• Glossary A thick, stuffy smelly atmosphere (NSOED). Read More