- 1.Best of all time
Best of all time
|GOAT||Greatest of all time|
|WOAT||Worst of all time|
|CEO of||The best at|
|YATB||You are the best|
|Off the hook||Totally awesome|
If someone in the UK says "it's good to see your ugly boat again," they're probably referring to your face. (Unless you're at a dock or marina.) Using boat in place of face is an example of rhyming slang, a convoluted type of slang specific to the UK, Ireland, and Australia.
What is rhyming slang?
To create rhyming slang, those in the UK (and elsewhere) pick a word and create a multi-word phrase entirely unrelated to that word. The last word of the phrase always rhymes with the word being replaced (thus, rhyming slang). In this example, face initially became boat race.
However, to make rhyming slang even more obtuse than it already is, its users typically drop the last, rhyming word of the replacement phrase. (This makes them feel superior to you, a person who has no idea what they're talking about.) Thus, face → boat race → just boat.
|Blag||Convince someone to give you something|
|Marmite character||A person people either hate or love|
|Good shout||Good idea|
|Dab hand||An expert|
|WTBH||What the bloody hell|
|KCCO||Keep calm and carry on|
Those discussing great people or items use BOAT to mean "best of all time." Most commonly, this acronym is used to denote that an athlete, gamer, artist, or other notable person is the best in their field. However, you might also see a great movie, pizza, car, or other work of "art" described as "the BOAT."
BOAT is very similar to GOAT, which stands for "greatest of all time." However, BOAT is used much less commonly than GOAT. It's possible this is because more people regularly encounter and/or use boats than goats, making the use of the BOAT acronym more confusing to those not in the know.