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I'm going to New York on a class trip in about two weeks, and my friends and I decided to amuse ourselves by conducting a 'social experiment' of sorts.

Exactly how many British slang words/ euphamisums can we use and get away with? It's different to us, we hear American slang all the time in American tv shows, but does it work both ways?

so if you're and American, do you understand and how many of your friends would understand the following:

there are what might be considered swears in there so i spoilered it out; you have been warned!



(one or two words are cockney rhyming slang, so even some brits won't get it)

which ones do you know and don't know? besides insults, do you know what 'wy-ay' or 'ey-up me duck' mean? do you know what the horror that is 'eurovison'? would you ask your friend to borrow a 'rubber' in the middle of class?

i really am very curious


p.s spoiler out any bad swears, i don't wanna get this locked.
Posted 3/2/08
Yeah I can understand most of it.
Americans will be like wtf?
Have fun on your class trip!
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O_oStefferzO-o wrote:

Yeah I can understand most of it.
Americans will be like wtf?
Have fun on your class trip!


thanks! with the amount of shopping we're planning on doing, we'll probably erase the threat of an american recession!

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Oooh.. Lots of good ones there that I didn't know from before...
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I haven't heard of much British slangs. I don't even get some American slang sometimes. -_-
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noodles1631 wrote:

theres loads. and some of them its not hard to define.


yeah, like what the hell is init? and why do you guys call condoms "jonny"
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haha init is obvious, init ailin? it like saying - "isn't it just?" meaning like i agree!!




how is "init" the same thing as "isn't it just"... Oh and when I went to england, i said i am Canadian. They are so lame they went like "canadians eh? get it?"
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LoL.. did ya know they call cigarrettes "fags" there.... LOL
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haha i say that alot...its like saying canadains ay? like asking you a question sort of thing...haha if you have a microphone i'll talk to you on msn! i love American and Canadian accents, my cousins live in Canada and he cracks me up!!

and i dunno, it just is init. haha you'll laugh at how i speak.


English accents..omg, people in my school are now having this trend of speaking to each other in english accents. It's so gay. Canadian accents sound right, English people talking, I go like huh every other sentence they say. My math teacher last year was from england, I didn't understand his teachings
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haha wow, i love hearing British accents!
i don't understand all of the slang though...
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noodles1631 wrote:

LMAO, i think we talk alright, haha maybe we are just used to our own accents that why we think its unusual for other people. haha, i love it when Americans and Canadians say "you mom" haha so so funny..and i like mumble alot because i'm HarDD j/ks we try and say a sentence, with the least amount of words to speak, do you get me?


lolz, yeah I get you. We say, "it's harrrrdd" and you people say "had"..
You mom? how do you people say that?
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.......theres slang in britain............thats like gansters in britain.
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Love the Irish and Scottish dialects :o

But, you can't go wrong with a "British" dialect in places like America :P

You can convinces people of the weirdest things, as long as you use the dialect :p
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noodles1631 wrote:

sorry i meant "your mom!" haha well we say it like this

Rob- noodles what the hell are you doing?

noodles- Your mum!

Americans say "Your MOM"

ha, so you got microphone? we can exchange voices!!

ps we like to say alright mate, and we also like the word "mate" "pal" and "dude"



nope, I haven't got a microphone. lolz, We say "friend" not "mate" or "lad"..
Well, Canadians say "youR mOooM"
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