Idris Elba Teaches You British Slang | Vanity Fair

  • Published on Mar 15, 2019
  • 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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  • john marsland
    john marsland 22 hours ago

    One-Ten's! is air max 95.

  • Crystal G.
    Crystal G. Day ago

    Wtf is wrong with his bottom teeth 🤔😂😂😂

  • leah Renee
    leah Renee 2 days ago

    I hear a lot of that when I go to Jamaica. He is so frikin hot!!!!

  • bts fucked me over
    bts fucked me over 2 days ago +1

    randomly watching this now and OMGGG I DIDNT KNOW HE WAS BRITISH

  • Heide Voglis
    Heide Voglis 2 days ago

    He is the FINEST man on TV!!! I've said that for years! 💗💗😊😊

  • execbum1
    execbum1 2 days ago +1

    I've been English, living in England, speaking English, for 35 years and I've never heard of most of those.

  • catsandstrawberries
    catsandstrawberries 2 days ago

    I’m British and I only knew about half of these lol
    More accurate description would probs be British/London slang

  • Zaz Grey
    Zaz Grey 3 days ago

    No one says eleven O s they're 'one tens' and refer specifically to the Nike Air Max 95s because they used to cost £110 - just saying init 😄

  • Young Maestro
    Young Maestro 3 days ago

    Stringer Bell talks funny

  • jacmandora1
    jacmandora1 4 days ago

    Most of these terms are actually of Jamaican origin

  • Adriane Bailey
    Adriane Bailey 4 days ago


  • jade iss
    jade iss 4 days ago


  • danielsoutdooradventures

    British slang
    •gooday mate
    • put a shrimp on the barby
    •a dingo ate your baby

  • CookieScaley
    CookieScaley 5 days ago +2

    Pretty sure ‘ting’ is Jamaican

  • Y.K Nadia
    Y.K Nadia 6 days ago

    my uncle has gone far

  • Ruby Small
    Ruby Small 6 days ago

    Fit af

  • awesomejack24
    awesomejack24 6 days ago

    It's pronoced onetens

  • vapour80
    vapour80 6 days ago

    11. 0.s, wouldn't that be spoken as 1.10's. well past the young people slang probably closer to idris age then the youth but still

  • Iam Gabriello
    Iam Gabriello 6 days ago

    i love you edris elba

  • zultan1875
    zultan1875 6 days ago

    110s are air max 95s

  • Ennis libya
    Ennis libya 7 days ago

    3:46 my guy says eleven o s (for the 110s) when they are actually called one tens which are a type of trainers (or sneekers) in the uk, just a mad ting seeing him say tha XD ELEVEN O S XD my guy

  • Alan Knight
    Alan Knight 7 days ago

    ..... And a three mile radius off Nigeria....?

  • TheGirl
    TheGirl 8 days ago

    My mind can't register him with an accent lol

  • L'Ange Gemi-fob
    L'Ange Gemi-fob 8 days ago

    No you Idris are the dog's bollocks

  • Enya Evans
    Enya Evans 8 days ago +2

    This 100% should’ve been called London slang

  • Narcissus Poeticus
    Narcissus Poeticus 9 days ago

    Bow represent

  • Blade Vizor
    Blade Vizor 9 days ago +1

    British slang is one of many reasons I hate being British. British culture is just cringey and I hate it.

  • Stacey Gallagher
    Stacey Gallagher 9 days ago

    Maybe the title of this video should be changed to "London slang"
    I'm British born and raised and I have never heard of most of these before. If anyone tried to use some of these slang words outside of London very few people will understand what you mean.

  • Martyn James
    Martyn James 11 days ago

    Half of this isn't British.

  • durnin101
    durnin101 11 days ago

    Southern British slang. The Great north uses none of these

  • Jion Kwasr
    Jion Kwasr 12 days ago +1

    Yhyh Idris my g is a gangsta.

  • intajake
    intajake 13 days ago +1

    "Ting" is not proper british slang.its African.english way of saying would be "fing".the 't' is always dropped in cockney /estuary dialect
    "Fit"is definately proper english.
    "Chirpsing" is proper cockney ryhming slang.
    "Bennin" wtf
    "Adam" cockney rhyming slang
    "Barney " same
    "Innit" chav
    "Rank" chav
    "Big up" black not English
    "Alan" cockney

  • Robin Robertson
    Robin Robertson 13 days ago

    Too cute and funny😄😄😄🤗🤗🌹🌹🌹

  • Amanda Williams
    Amanda Williams 14 days ago

    We say ting in Jamaica....i guess Jamaican influence

    MIC FLEX 14 days ago

    Didnt know a few tings such as "Bennings apples 110s" #dope but I ain't gonna do that ... but I luv dem Alans #solute #Bigups

  • Christina C
    Christina C 14 days ago

    can u ride ur face daddi

  • Ghost Pol
    Ghost Pol 14 days ago


  • Amina Ammar
    Amina Ammar 15 days ago

    I can understand that some here are annoyed by a mistake or two he made, but personally, I wouldn't mind if he were teaching Mandarine... or explaining Tagalog syntax... Finnish history... Xhosa grammar... anything, as long as he moves, speaks and smiles. No IDEA why, tho... 🔥

  • Jewel justjewel
    Jewel justjewel 15 days ago

    W H A T?

  • Patrick Techakanokboon

    Can he be the new James Bond

  • Swift Bow
    Swift Bow 15 days ago

    Uh, what????

  • Ethan Cox
    Ethan Cox 15 days ago +3


  • Ashley S. MacKenzie
    Ashley S. MacKenzie 17 days ago

    I guess I never think about it but he is 100% Cockney.

  • Pringle Pringleson
    Pringle Pringleson 17 days ago

    3:50 oh i was confused with 11-0s
    Over wear i am its 1-10's

    • Josh Leonard
      Josh Leonard 13 days ago

      Yeah it is one-tens. Pretty sure in reference to air max 90s?

  • Old Man Monkey
    Old Man Monkey 17 days ago

    The bell is not in bow it's in st Pauls it's mary-le-bow church

  • Alan Taylor
    Alan Taylor 17 days ago

  • onnanoko777
    onnanoko777 17 days ago

    Idris Elba is soooooo fit!!!! 😍😍😍😍😘😘😉

  • akinasgreatest01
    akinasgreatest01 18 days ago

    We need stringer bell to give us baltimore slang😎

  • RoasterBhai 2.0
    RoasterBhai 2.0 18 days ago

    I know him as 'Truck'....

  • stevie Tamato
    stevie Tamato 18 days ago

    Not really English slag mostly cockney slang

  • Mark Morris
    Mark Morris 18 days ago

    He cant use English let alone English slang

  • onecutesweetypie
    onecutesweetypie 19 days ago

    Idris is legitimately one of the sexiest men in the world. In every way. Oof. Specimen.

  • Elle Cass
    Elle Cass 19 days ago +2

    Eleven oh s for 110S. What?? We’ve been saying “one tens” round mine

    • Jack Bache
      Jack Bache 16 days ago

      Ye same and One tens sounds better
      Weirded me out when he said elevens

  • LikeRepostProd
    LikeRepostProd 19 days ago

    Let us see this brilliant actor in next Guy Richie movie!

  • sar castic
    sar castic 19 days ago +5

    i said it once i'm saying it again, SEBASTIAN STAN TEACHES YOU ROMANIAN SLANG.

  • Trish Kelly
    Trish Kelly 20 days ago +1

    all these british ppl saying they dont know half of these. south east london came thru

  • bacardi c
    bacardi c 20 days ago +3

    I watched this and now I'm pregnant
    Idris come see your baby in 9 months 😁

  • Aye it’s ya girl No Name

    Everyone says “fit”??

  • ThePart ThatGamed
    ThePart ThatGamed 21 day ago

    110s is treds 😂

  • StelinaJaffee
    StelinaJaffee 21 day ago

    Why am I watching this? Haha.

  • Pearla B
    Pearla B 22 days ago


  • RootsDaughter41926
    RootsDaughter41926 22 days ago

    Only knew the Jamaican slang

  • BlueEyed BamaBeauty
    BlueEyed BamaBeauty 22 days ago

    OMG... Idris is the sexiest man alive.... Then the accent makes him even sexier..... I swear I'm melting right now 😍😍😍😍

  • glitter sunflower
    glitter sunflower 23 days ago

    very informative now going in the jam jar & this salford docks x

  • KimShea22
    KimShea22 23 days ago +1

    Mmmm, I could listen to him read the phone book. Still hoping he'll be the next Bond! 😍😍😍

  • Irishlatina
    Irishlatina 24 days ago

    Omg he is sooooooo fine!!!! ❤️❤️❤️❤️

  • AW
    AW 24 days ago

    Most of this is London slang.

  • Haddasa
    Haddasa 24 days ago

    He’s got amazing brown eyes!

  • meng yao
    meng yao 24 days ago


  • Adam Hurd
    Adam Hurd 24 days ago +42

    As a British person, probably more than half of these are only relevant in small parts of London. Use them anywhere else and you'll be met with confused faces

    • Harry Lime.
      Harry Lime. Day ago

      Very true.

    • TKP420TKP
      TKP420TKP 22 days ago +5

      That's true born and bred Londoner here and moved down south and people don't have a clue what I'm talking about 😂🤣😂

  • Samantha S
    Samantha S 25 days ago

    I love these..... Idris just makes is so much BETTER... giggle

  • Benn
    Benn 25 days ago

    110s (One-Tens) are just slang for air max 95s as that was their launch price, typically used by older men to describe them who grew up knowing them as the 110, and the TN as the 120 for the same reason

  • Alexa Campbell
    Alexa Campbell 25 days ago +1

    i’m british and i’ve only ever heard like 3 of them 🤔😂

  • Hannah Stepney
    Hannah Stepney 25 days ago

    Yeah... I ain’t near London so I’m not familiar with Cockney rhyming slang, which is like half of this vid.

  • Tracey Ratchford
    Tracey Ratchford 25 days ago

    YASSSSS fine🥰🥰

  • Vanessa Swaby
    Vanessa Swaby 26 days ago

    Never heard eleven OS 😱😱😂😂we call them one tens 👊🏽👊🏽

  • Raven Nightshade
    Raven Nightshade 26 days ago

    My son was embarrassed about his middle name being idris (named after his welsh grandfather) now, because of Idris Elba, he is proud of it.

  • Off The Grid
    Off The Grid 26 days ago

    that smile @0:29 is everything I needed in life

  • Dr JayMotion
    Dr JayMotion 27 days ago

    How bout Vossi Bop?

  • Luiz
    Luiz 27 days ago

    Apples and pears WTF I'm British and I don't even know this one how tf will an American know it

  • Ronnie Kiarie
    Ronnie Kiarie 27 days ago +9

    Google why is He not my voice assistant?🤯

  • Chezzy70
    Chezzy70 28 days ago +2

    But Most of those are Jamaican slangs tho 🤷🏾‍♀️

  • Natalie Grant
    Natalie Grant 28 days ago

    Just to clarify as an English person idris elba is indeed fit

  • MrsVSNC09
    MrsVSNC09 28 days ago +1

    Just to listening to him but to look at him... thank you Vanity Fair. lol

  • NK Eveo
    NK Eveo 28 days ago +6

    I'd be more interested in knowing if he can speak the tongue of his African ancestors.

  • Finbarr D'Arcy
    Finbarr D'Arcy 28 days ago

    Big-up Hitler.

  • RcL
    RcL 28 days ago +2

    Apples and pears?! 🤔🤷🏾‍♀️ ...American’s do not know that one.

    • M J
      M J 27 days ago

      I didn't know that one.

  • David Reid
    David Reid 28 days ago +2

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

  • mik3ad
    mik3ad 28 days ago +4

    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 29 days ago

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

  • Jasper 0529
    Jasper 0529 29 days ago +1

    I know most of these thanks to Gavin Free

  • megan gorman
    megan gorman 29 days ago

    he looks like my dad

  • Itz Dusty
    Itz Dusty 29 days ago

    It’s actually spelt init not innit

  • Susie P.
    Susie P. 29 days ago +3

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

  • Ste Ven
    Ste Ven 29 days ago

    ‘Southern British slang’

    JEFRO OFFICIAL 29 days ago

    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 29 days ago

    mad ting

  • Fabiola Perez
    Fabiola Perez Month ago +1

    Oh my! Its getting hot in here 😍🤪

  • Danny Corney
    Danny Corney Month ago +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 Month ago

    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 29 days ago

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