Off topic: British vs American slang --Hugh Laurie vs Ellen DeGeneres
Thread poster: RominaZ

RominaZ  Identity Verified
Argentina
English to Spanish
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Oct 28, 2011

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In this video knowledge of American and British slang is put to the test.

Do you know the meaning of?
"flossing"
"chin wag"
"chuffed to bits"
"shawty"

Have fun!


 

Thayenga  Identity Verified
Germany
Local time: 22:33
Member (2009)
English to German
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3 out of 5 Oct 28, 2011

I only knew what chin wag, flossing, and shawty meant.

Very funny. Thank you, Romina.icon_biggrin.gif


 

neilmac  Identity Verified
Spain
Local time: 22:33
Spanish to English
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Didn't know "shawty" Oct 28, 2011

Googled it and it comes up as "A term orginating in Atlanta that, in the beginning, referred to a short person or child, but the span of the word has grown to include any and all people..."

Don't see it catching on in my neck of the woods (Europe). The rest are all common parlance, although I think the practice of "flossing" (i. e. dental hygiene) is more widespread in US than UK culture.


 


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