Idris Elba Teaches You British Slang | Vanity Fair

  • Am 15 Mär 2019 veröffentlicht
  • On this episode of "Slang School," Idris Elba teaches you British slang words, from ting and fit to apples and Alan. Idris Elba stars in TURN UP CHARLIE which will premiere onNetflix globally March 15:
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  • David Reid
    David Reid Vor Stunde

    This isn’t ”British “ slang, it’s London slang.

  • mik3ad
    mik3ad Vor Stunde

    Cockneys are define by St Mary's church it the city of London which has a bow structure on the roof., hence the bow bells. The church is not in Bow!

  • Gemini M
    Gemini M Vor 11 Stunden

    No.!! I thought barney meant when u avin a arguement with ya fella.. like me & im had a right barney!!

  • Jasper 0529
    Jasper 0529 Vor 11 Stunden

    I know most of these thanks to Gavin Free

  • megan gorman
    megan gorman Vor 11 Stunden

    he looks like my dad

  • Itz Dusty
    Itz Dusty Vor 12 Stunden

    It’s actually spelt init not innit

  • Susie P.
    Susie P. Vor 13 Stunden

    His voice(and himself!) is it !!!❤❤❤❤❤

  • Ste Ven
    Ste Ven Vor 15 Stunden

    ‘Southern British slang’

    JEFRO OFFICIAL Vor 21 Stunde

    Bait doesnt mean that mat3 , it's more like if your being really conspicuous when your should be being inconspicuous like if you openly did a drug deal on camera "that was bait", or if their is a heavy police presence in a particular area you would say "these endz are bait" etc etc

  • Helena
    Helena Vor Tag

    mad ting

  • Fabiola Perez
    Fabiola Perez Vor Tag

    Oh my! Its getting hot in here 😍🤪

  • Danny Corney
    Danny Corney Vor 2 Tage +2

    Common error The Bow bells are in St Mary Le Bow church Cheapside city of london- Not in bow. As you were

  • Toni-Ann Mattis
    Toni-Ann Mattis Vor 2 Tage

    Pfft all those saying jamaica influenced English slang please go back to your history books. England has hands in most of the world and colonized a lot as well for example Jamaica.. Jamaica is influenced by England not the other way around come on yall lml

    • caramelcomplected
      caramelcomplected Vor Tag

      Toni-Ann Mattis it’s called Jamaican Patois =slang. Brits did not come up with Reh teh teh, so please stop ✋🏽

  • Kevan Moore
    Kevan Moore Vor 2 Tage

    I'm British and know 2 of these

  • andy wong
    andy wong Vor 2 Tage

    Whats a rundown?

  • Jimbone Jimbo
    Jimbone Jimbo Vor 3 Tage

    Its called..1-10s! Not 11-OS. Lol man flopped

  • T The B
    T The B Vor 3 Tage

    Such a voice

  • Taylor’s Show
    Taylor’s Show Vor 4 Tage

    That’s so fetch

  • wings00
    wings00 Vor 5 Tage

    “... that I’m bendin ouvah”

  • UpTheRa_32
    UpTheRa_32 Vor 5 Tage

    Coolest man alive

  • Zine Ameen
    Zine Ameen Vor 5 Tage +4

    I’m British and I’ve literally never heard half of these . Ain’t that right my big TiNgS .

  • Emma Omolaiye
    Emma Omolaiye Vor 5 Tage

    Yh this guy really doesn’t know slang that well🤣🤣 to any of those watching for other purposes besides pure entertainment, bait means well known like if I say someone’s is bait in my uni I’m saying that basically everyone in my uni knows of then

  • Emma Omolaiye
    Emma Omolaiye Vor 5 Tage

    I’ve never heard of bennin 🤣🤣 now creasin I have heard

  • Sam Crellin
    Sam Crellin Vor 5 Tage


  • Casey Hope-Fletcher
    Casey Hope-Fletcher Vor 6 Tage

    More so London's slang.

  • PurelyAfrican
    PurelyAfrican Vor 6 Tage

    There's a few I didn't know, but I pretty much got them all but bait? When did that come into fashion?

  • Ven Areille
    Ven Areille Vor 6 Tage +6

    110s ..... Just realise he was talking about "1 tens".... Lmaoooo wtf is a "11 Oh S's". ONE TENS MY G!

  • Nicole Jones
    Nicole Jones Vor 7 Tage

    Do not get the apples...and pears.

  • Hunt.3r _
    Hunt.3r _ Vor 8 Tage +1

    tHe *TING* gO skkkkkkrRRRAAAA

  • Finlay Bullough
    Finlay Bullough Vor 9 Tage

    Just London slang this

  • xoxo Ugo
    xoxo Ugo Vor 9 Tage

    I’m sorry apples?

  • Night Owls
    Night Owls Vor 10 Tage

    Omg ting ting ting ting ting ting ting

    We actually say that

  • TheJellymonty
    TheJellymonty Vor 10 Tage +4

    Gosh he's a handsome MF... even his crocked teeth look good.. Dayum!

  • Chantá Love
    Chantá Love Vor 10 Tage

    I love you idris!!!

  • Jermey Haughton
    Jermey Haughton Vor 11 Tage

    Jamaican slang ?

  • Emzy SW
    Emzy SW Vor 11 Tage +1

    HE is the sexiest man of the year? AHDBDNFNFFNFNJ TF

  • Emzy SW
    Emzy SW Vor 11 Tage

    I hope this man does not become James Bond.

  • Kashmir
    Kashmir Vor 12 Tage


    Me ( English )doesn’t know what that it

  • Clifford Bradford
    Clifford Bradford Vor 12 Tage

    But that's a lot of Caribbean slang that Brits have mixed with cockney slang.

  • Ben Shiels
    Ben Shiels Vor 12 Tage

    110s is slang for the AirMax 95, when they released no one really knew what they were called but they cost 110 pounds so therefore the name “110s”

  • Munch z
    Munch z Vor 13 Tage

    he got bait wrong

  • The twattery
    The twattery Vor 13 Tage

    London and Birmingham are the 2 cities where there is a large population of Black people of Jamaican Descent, in London it is a mix of Caribbeans and Africans and on Birmingham there are more Jamaicans than Africans. Nottingham, Leeds and Manchester also have fairly big populations of Jamaicans aswell

  • Tutsirai the Samurai
    Tutsirai the Samurai Vor 13 Tage

    Turn up Charlie is *ICONIC*

  • Rosie queen lover
    Rosie queen lover Vor 13 Tage +1

    Omg! My man😍😍😍😍😍

  • R Hall Media
    R Hall Media Vor 13 Tage

    I’m British and still not heard half of these 😂

  • Chi Asmr
    Chi Asmr Vor 13 Tage +1


  • C
    C Vor 14 Tage

    He got the definition of bait wrong 😭

  • Jora C
    Jora C Vor 14 Tage

    Teeth so white 😁

  • Mary Ang
    Mary Ang Vor 15 Tage

    😍😍😍 idriiiiss!!

  • Monique Walker
    Monique Walker Vor 16 Tage

    I know Big Up Lol😄

  • Monique Walker
    Monique Walker Vor 16 Tage

    I just learned something knew I think😕😄

  • Monique Walker
    Monique Walker Vor 16 Tage

    Never knew there was a such thing as British slang😒

    • paranoid android
      paranoid android Vor 13 Tage

      ???? Are you joking 😂 literally everywhere has slang

  • Hope Chinez
    Hope Chinez Vor 16 Tage

    I could watch him talk for hours 😻😩

  • Blueycoolgaming
    Blueycoolgaming Vor 16 Tage

    apparently British = London

  • Terry Briggs
    Terry Briggs Vor 16 Tage

    Next time ask them listen to Smiley Cultures Cockney Translation.

  • Terry Briggs
    Terry Briggs Vor 16 Tage

    Hey Idris, don't worry about it, they are all ways stitching the celebrities up. I once seen them make Tippa Irea, do this silly dance thing on channel four

  • Kirsty W
    Kirsty W Vor 18 Tage

    He’s the cooooooolest

  • Stephen Candy
    Stephen Candy Vor 18 Tage

    I guess this is for americans

  • Ruby Lilly
    Ruby Lilly Vor 18 Tage

    Why am I British and don’t know most of these

  • Nicola Jay UK
    Nicola Jay UK Vor 18 Tage

    Mostly black british slang, with a bit of Cockney thrown in... so I guess you'd call it London slang and not British, as London neither represents or reflects the rest of Britain! Also... a Barney is an argument whereas Barney Rubble is trouble! Most other inaccuracies have been covered in other comments...

  • louise
    louise Vor 19 Tage

    Love him!!!

  • Dwayne M
    Dwayne M Vor 19 Tage

    I wonder who said Ting first? Africa Jamaica or Ireland?

  • Deacon Carr
    Deacon Carr Vor 19 Tage

    Adam and eve.

  • ADMtheViper
    ADMtheViper Vor 19 Tage

    Godfather part two, called me deNiro..

  • Lala Loopsy
    Lala Loopsy Vor 19 Tage

    Lolol OMG he got so many of these wrong Bait means obvious-or to reveal ...not embarrassing wth lolol

  • Carletta Goodrich Mann
    Carletta Goodrich Mann Vor 20 Tage +1

    Ok snoop British ebonic so hip

  • Isis Hakim
    Isis Hakim Vor 20 Tage

    that was actually useful!!!

  • Tina Christine
    Tina Christine Vor 20 Tage

    The voice gets me quaking. Am I thirsty?

  • Mikado Pinnock
    Mikado Pinnock Vor 21 Tag

    this guy must be jamaican.... but slangs in jamaica update everyday please keep me dont hear you say bill (keep calm)

  • Mikado Pinnock
    Mikado Pinnock Vor 21 Tag

    some of these are jamaican slangs

  • Camaelyonz M.
    Camaelyonz M. Vor 21 Tag

    Same slangs used in Jamaica.

  • Isabelle Lauder-Robb

    Ugh I love him

  • Tanbir Rashid
    Tanbir Rashid Vor 21 Tag +1

    I am British but some this words I never heard of

  • Nina T
    Nina T Vor 21 Tag

    Wth I thought he was American

  • Rumi T
    Rumi T Vor 21 Tag

    Im missing my life in Brixton..😢

  • ThatGirlCatherine
    ThatGirlCatherine Vor 22 Tage

    English slang.

  • Demi404
    Demi404 Vor 22 Tage

    Didn't know Jamaican influenced British slangs that much

  • Alex
    Alex Vor 22 Tage

    "Bow bells" actually refers to the bells of the church St Mary-le-Bow on Cheapside in the City of London, rather than Bow, the district of east London

  • K3gsie
    K3gsie Vor 23 Tage


  • Britney Love
    Britney Love Vor 23 Tage +7

    Everytime I see this man I want to give up all my bad ways and be his wife

  • Judith Williams
    Judith Williams Vor 23 Tage +2

    Some of those are not British slang. Jamaican patois and Black man vibes which the so call British would emulate, but not recognise as claim as their British slang. The truth is out there ting an ting😂

  • Alli H
    Alli H Vor 23 Tage

    We Trinidadian use "Ting" 🤣

  • Christopher DeViev
    Christopher DeViev Vor 23 Tage

    Lol some of these are Jamaican slang

  • diana t
    diana t Vor 23 Tage

    This man is just gorgeous❣

  • Kamil Sirhan
    Kamil Sirhan Vor 23 Tage

    idris elba is dreamy

  • Sinesipho Stofile
    Sinesipho Stofile Vor 24 Tage

    To understand some of this slang some of us would need a phd

  • Lucy Walters
    Lucy Walters Vor 24 Tage

    Omg in Liverpool 110s are pronounced one tens

  • Ida Henriksen
    Ida Henriksen Vor 24 Tage

    Fun fact:Ting is actually danish for Thing

  • Pye Ltd.
    Pye Ltd. Vor 24 Tage

    You are literally our version of the Rock. Also saw you on French TV on that advert where you are singing on the street with a little girls voice dubbed over. Lol

  • kenny dangles
    kenny dangles Vor 24 Tage

    No man can't have me bennin bredda!!

  • Squidy !
    Squidy ! Vor 24 Tage

    This interview is BOOKIE

  • Sound Loud
    Sound Loud Vor 24 Tage

    Go ahead we hanging on every word

  • Skiddly dongdongdong dang

    21 Savage knows all these

  • bleepbloop101010101
    bleepbloop101010101 Vor 25 Tage

    2:35 omg

  • TTV_sushisnipes
    TTV_sushisnipes Vor 25 Tage

    I'm British myself and i have not heard half of these

  • Hummingbird876
    Hummingbird876 Vor 25 Tage

    I'm here waiting on the other season of Turn up Charlie. Watched the first one all in one night.

  • Lucky Pal
    Lucky Pal Vor 25 Tage

    Not a strong or very convincing british accent. Almost like he's faking it or didn't spend much time there growing up. That accent is not hard to imitate at all.

  • Ruby Topaz
    Ruby Topaz Vor 25 Tage

    I never knew he was british....... wow. You learn something new everyday. Seriously.

  • Belle Johnson
    Belle Johnson Vor 25 Tage

    Even slang words can’t be used by people, unless your in that culture where it was “made”. It’s slang words, if you wanna say it whether you are British, Jamaican, or whatever. Say it, we all come together as one, so people stop trying to separate EVEN slang words to make society even worse..I’m British and I’ve grown up with these words since I was a kid, and I don’t live in Jamaica😂

  • SolitareLee
    SolitareLee Vor 25 Tage +4

    "Even the Americans know this one"
    Me, sweating: I've never heard this before in my life