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Personally, other than motherfecker, shiiit, and feck; I have grave difficulty making out a word of it.

I watched this series via DVD and had to have the subtitles on. Snoop Pearson is incomprehensible even with them.

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Personally, other than motherfecker, shiiit, and feck; I have grave difficulty making out a word of it.

One also finds the dialect of the the popular BBC Two broadcast program, to be difficult to understand. One hope's it is not too impertinent to impose this translation using the Queen's English:

Burner – Disposable mobile telephone used by drug dealers to stop the police monitoring their private conversations.

Carrying weight – To be serving a custodial sentence.

Cheese – Money.

Civilian – Ordinary individual who is not a player of "the game" (see below) – ie, neither a drug dealer nor addict.

Corner – Street corner from where drugs are vended openly 24 hours a day.

Corner boy – Low-level employee of the drug trade who staffs a street corner.

Crew up – To form a team of young men to successfully staff a street corner.

Fiend – Person who is addicted to drugs.

G pack – Wholesaler's package of 100 vials of cocaine.

Game (The) – Life of a drug dealer in which the dealer a ccepts a different set of rules and ethics from that of the civilian – ie, apparently minor transgressions may be punishable by death.

Hopper (Little) – Young boy or girl of the generation below corner boys on the fringes of the drug trade. Normally serving apprenticeship by acting as lookouts or guarding a stash (see below).

Humble – Arrest or search of a corner boy on flimsy or no evidence, intended merely to humiliate or annoy.

Mope – Police term for drug dealer.

Package – Consignment of drugs.

Red tops/blue tops/yellow tops – Vials of cocaine, colour-coded to identify quality of merchandise.

Re-Up – Restock package from drugs wholesaler.

Shameful shit – Unethical behaviour.

Slinging – Selling drugs.

Stash – Stock of drugs for sale, concealed for security purposes.

Stash house – A heavily guarded property in which drugs are stored and cut.

Walk-around money – Petty cash used by corrupt politicians for the purposes of persuasion on Election Day.

Yo – Police term for a corner boy.

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