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

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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?
"chin wag"
"chuffed to bits"

Have fun!

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Thayenga  Identity Verified
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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.

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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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