Are americans starting to use british slang?

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    Jun 22, 2013 8:22 PM GMT
    Hey y'all twats and slags! Anybody heading to a free gaff tonight and gettin blocked?

    I fancy the lot of yee, yer ummmm ohhh god this is hard, I guess we micks and brits don't really have that much good slang.

    Any of you yanks taken anything else out of our influence in the line of slang recently?

    I say dude with a straight face now, although awesome is still alittle cringeworthy.
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    Jun 22, 2013 8:24 PM GMT
    Having lived in Canada, I can tell you that a lot of Canadians love the way Brits speak.
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    Jun 22, 2013 8:25 PM GMT
    Occasionally I hear someone use shag in song lyrics, because you can't say fuck on the radio.
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    Jun 22, 2013 8:29 PM GMT
    HottJoe saidOccasionally I hear someone use shag in song lyrics, because you can't say fuck on the radio.


    Americans should take up shagging, it makes sexual intercourse sound more softer and comfortable that "fucking"
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    Jun 22, 2013 8:30 PM GMT
    IrishDarren said
    HottJoe saidOccasionally I hear someone use shag in song lyrics, because you can't say fuck on the radio.


    Americans should take up shagging, it makes sexual intercourse sound more softer and comfortable that "fucking"


    In India, shag just means masturbating.
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    Jun 22, 2013 8:31 PM GMT
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    Jun 22, 2013 8:33 PM GMT
    ricky1987 said
    IrishDarren said
    HottJoe saidOccasionally I hear someone use shag in song lyrics, because you can't say fuck on the radio.


    Americans should take up shagging, it makes sexual intercourse sound more softer and comfortable that "fucking"


    In India, shag just means masturbating.


    in soviet russia...
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    Jun 22, 2013 8:34 PM GMT
    HottJoe saidOccasionally I hear someone use shag in song lyrics, because you can't say fuck on the radio.

    I'd guess that that's from the influence of the Austin Powers movie.
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    Jun 22, 2013 8:35 PM GMT
    Is swearing with the word bloody still frowned upon over there? That was always so weird to me.
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    Jun 22, 2013 8:36 PM GMT
    Lumpynose said
    HottJoe saidOccasionally I hear someone use shag in song lyrics, because you can't say fuck on the radio.

    I'd guess that that's from the influence of the Austin Powers movie.

    And here I thought it was Madonna.icon_rolleyes.gif
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    Jun 22, 2013 8:39 PM GMT
    No. They're starting to say stupid shit like ratchet, mirin and Yolo.

    So stupid.
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    Jun 22, 2013 8:40 PM GMT
    Lumpynose saidIs swearing with the word bloody still frowned upon over there? That was always so weird to me.


    bloody mary, bloody-insert heretic/catholic reformer/anti monarchist/serial killer/adept knight etc
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    Jun 22, 2013 8:49 PM GMT
    Rene_Aensland saidNo. They're starting to say stupid shit like ratchet, mirin and Yolo.

    So stupid.


    What's the meaning of these words? I have heard mirin a few times but couldn't find the meaning of it.
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    Jun 22, 2013 9:03 PM GMT
    ricky1987 said
    Rene_Aensland saidNo. They're starting to say stupid shit like ratchet, mirin and Yolo.

    So stupid.


    What's the meaning of these words? I have heard mirin a few times but couldn't find the meaning of it.

    Mirin means admiring.
    Yolo, you only live once. You only live online, you only lifted once.
    xD
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    Jun 22, 2013 9:05 PM GMT
    Rene_Aensland said
    ricky1987 said
    Rene_Aensland saidNo. They're starting to say stupid shit like ratchet, mirin and Yolo.

    So stupid.


    What's the meaning of these words? I have heard mirin a few times but couldn't find the meaning of it.

    Mirin means admiring.
    Yolo, you only live once. You only live online, you only lifted once.
    xD


    umm ratchet?

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    Jun 22, 2013 9:07 PM GMT
    IrishDarren said
    Rene_Aensland said
    ricky1987 said
    Rene_Aensland saidNo. They're starting to say stupid shit like ratchet, mirin and Yolo.

    So stupid.


    What's the meaning of these words? I have heard mirin a few times but couldn't find the meaning of it.

    Mirin means admiring.
    Yolo, you only live once. You only live online, you only lifted once.
    xD


    umm ratchet?


    It's short for ratchetface
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    Jun 22, 2013 9:08 PM GMT
    Ratchet - It's a fucking socket wrench.
    The correct way to use the word "ratchet" would be, "Wow, this ratchet is so useful."
    "Damn, she so ratchet-"
    "Shut the fuck up, it's a socket wrench."
    http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=Ratchet&defid=6740923
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    Jun 22, 2013 9:12 PM GMT
    HottJoe said
    IrishDarren said
    Rene_Aensland said
    ricky1987 said
    Rene_Aensland saidNo. They're starting to say stupid shit like ratchet, mirin and Yolo.

    So stupid.


    What's the meaning of these words? I have heard mirin a few times but couldn't find the meaning of it.

    Mirin means admiring.
    Yolo, you only live once. You only live online, you only lifted once.
    xD


    umm ratchet?


    It's short for ratchetface


    oh ratchetface! uhuhuh.....
  • Rene_Aensland

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    Jun 22, 2013 9:12 PM GMT
    I do watch Mongrels, Whites, and Misfits. I call my ex a chaff all the time. =]
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    Jun 22, 2013 9:19 PM GMT
    Also, the american version of Shameless is nothing compared to the original because there is no manchunian slang.

    Gob-face

    gobshite-shitface

    In ireland we use Craic as is "whats the craic" meaning "what is up"

    it also means fun, you are the best of craic

    I am going to see whats the craic outside.

    we also use the term melter for a chatterbox or bore, as in they talk so much shite that they melt our brains.

    sleg or slag also means to make fun of, i.e. stopping slegging him, she is always slagging him off.


    I hate that I watched only american tv as a child, because it makes you more inept and slower to fit in in the british isles because our slang doesn't really appear in your television and it becomes harder to compliment the two versions of english.
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    Jun 22, 2013 9:20 PM GMT
    I'm a modified anglophile but do not use any British expressions.
    Nor does anyone I know except one idiot at work who keeps saying "blimey mate" with a terrible English accent.
    Isn't "mate" Australian or do the British say that too?
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    Jun 22, 2013 9:22 PM GMT
    JohnSpotter saidI'm a modified anglophile but do not use any British expressions.
    Nor does anyone I know except one idiot at work who keeps saying "blimey mate" with a terrible English accent.
    Isn't "mate" Australian or do the British say that too?


    AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA are you actually asking that?

    sorry to be cruel but you did just make me wet my knickers.
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    Jun 22, 2013 9:34 PM GMT
    Generally, no.
    Most Americans tend to use their own dumb slang
    "bro"
    "braah"
    "dude"
    "dont get it twisted" - dont misunderstand what I just said
    "YOLO"
    "splashy"...means fancy or elaborate and gaudy, could also mean getting drunk off high-end liquors.

    "finna" - fixing to, aka..going to go do. like "I'm finna go to the beach." "im going to go to the beach"

    "cray" - crazy
    "sick" - awesome, cool, surprising
    "just sayin"... im just being honest
    "thirsty" - pathetic and desperate
    "selfie" - a pic of ur self taken on ur cell
    "snap back"- a hat
    "swole" - short for swollen....anyone into lifting weights who's big.
    "swag" - exuding confidence or a certain style i guess. (used by high school kids)

    i could go on and on.

    none of it's british i dont think.
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    Jun 22, 2013 11:31 PM GMT
    Rene_Aensland saidI do watch Mongrels, Whites, and Misfits. I call my ex a chaff all the time. =]


    It's "chav" , unless he really is a dry husk.