A few words defined for those chaps who do not benefit from speaking the Queen's English. To be expanded over time.
Blister: besides being an unsightly inflammation of the skin, the term 'blister' is also used to refer to the sort of chaps who annoys and is, on the whole, decidedly unpleasant.
Bounder: an ill-bred, unscrupulous chap. A cad.
Brick: a thoroughly sound person. Someone who can be relied upon in times of trouble. See 'Good Egg.'
Cad: an ill-bred, unscrupulous chap. A bounder.
Cravat: a neckband which was the forerunner of the modern neck-tie. Appropriate for less formal occasions.
Darjeeling: a 'hill station' town in North Bengal in India, but specifically, for purposes of this blog, the tea grown in the region. One's personal supply is of a type called 'Super Fine Tippy Golden Flowery Orange Pekoe,' which one buys from a lovely chap called Manoj who has a shop on Hill Cart street in Darjeeling. One can see immediatley that Manoj is a tea merchant of quality because he wears a cravat to work every day. A cravat has always been a universal sign of personaly quality, one thinks.
Good Egg: A decent sort of chap. A person who possesses soundness where it counts. See 'Brick.'
Googly: A cricket delivery bowled by a right armed spin blower. Basically chaps, one expects it to go one way, but instead, most deviously, it goes the other. In general conversation a googly is a surprising and unexpected event. Similar to the American expression 'curve ball.'
Hit for Six: in cricket, a shot that flies over the boundary rope without bouncing is awarded six runs. This expression is used figuratively in the same way an American might say, 'hit a home run.'
Jape: a jest or joke.
Juggins: a foolish person, or someone who has been made a fool of. People who sign up for the Twitter app 'TrueTwit' are a good example of a juggins.
Muggins: a simpleton, often used self-mockingly.
Rogue: a scoundrel.
Shag: a loose cut of pipe tobacco that allows air to flow freely, therefore promoting a better smoke. I say, were you expecting something else?
Spats: a footwear accessory which covers the instep and ankle. Rarely worn except for decorative purposes these days. In popular culture they are a symbol of wealth and are worn by the man on the Monopoly game and Scrooge McDuck.
Sticky Wicket: a term meaning a difficult situation that originated in cricket. In this case the 'wicket' is the batting surface. If it becomes wet the surface becomes increasingly difficult to bat upon as it dries out because the bounce of the ball becomes unpredictable.
Tipple: an alcoholic drink. One should always finish the working day with a glass of ones favourite tipple.
Trencherman: a chap who is quite fond of his food.
Valet: a species of manservant, specifically a gentleman's gentleman. Not to be confused with a butler, who looks after an entire household, a valet's primary responsibility is his master alone. Valets do not as a rule park cars, although they will from time to time if the occasion requires.