1. North West London.
What it usually means: A residential area in the North Western part of London.
What it means when you’re a British Jew: An area where you will inevitably bump into three ex-boyfriends, your grandma and that lady from synagogue within the space of ten minutes.
16. Friday night.
What it usually means: Time for the pub.
What it means when you’re a British Jew: Depends who’s asking. You may not be able to make it due to a “family thing”. Or you may tell your parents an innocuous lie about a friend hosting a Friday night dinner.
18. A good catch.
What it usually means: A potential mate who may boast good looks, a good career or a good personality.
What it means when you’re a British Jew: “What synagogue does he go to?” “How often?” “How tall is he?” “Which football team does he support?” “What do his parents do?” “Do I know his grandma?” “How kosher is kosher?” “Good job???”