verge: n shoulder. The edge of the road, populated by hitch-hikers, frogs and children urinating. That’s “frogs” and “children urinating,” not “(frogs and children) urinating.” Glad I could clear that up. Let me know if you have any other questions.
vest: n undershirt. The item of clothing worn under your shirt. What Americans call a “vest,” Brits call a “waistcoat.”
video: 1 n VCR: I left it in the living room sitting on top of the video. And yes, they do call the tapes “videos” too. These days the general concept of a video tape is fading into the distant past as DVD takes over. Perhaps eventually I’ll remove this. 2 v record onto videotape: Mary and I spent the weekend videoing the neighbours copulating.
vinegar strokes: n masturbation: It was terribly embarrassing really. We walked in, switched the light on and started singing “happy birthday”, only to discover that Billy was in the middle of the vinegar strokes.
volt-face: n pron “volt-fass”, because it comes from French about-turn: In the end they made a complete volt-face and offered us the thing for a grand. The French comes in turn from the Italian “voltafaccia” meaning “turn face”.