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Non-Americans: What American slang do you find funniest/weirdest/most charming?

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by RoscoeElegante, Jan 30, 2020.

  1. Uncle Daddy

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    In back. Wossat about?
     
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    The most irritating habit is when they begin every sentence with "So...", regardless of context.
    Don't get me started on the overuse of "Like" :mad::mad::mad:
     
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    I’d say that road over there is root 1 , at the same time I’d also say take the scenic rout
    So to me it depends on how I’m using it

    Another one we say that is similar is roof some say it like the word rook is pronounced rather an an oof sound
     
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    Wot, another SF! Blimey, china, would yer Adam and Eve it!
     
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    Beware of cheap imitations. ;)
     
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    It means you don't care, as in "I could care less... but I don't." The funnier alternative is "I could give a s***."
     
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    I have lived in New England all my life, and I have absolutely no idea what "Wicked pissah" is supposed to mean. I use the word "wicked" to mean "very" all the time. "That movie was wicked funny."
     
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    I use the two pronunciations interchangeably, and mostly because of songs (specifically “Route 66” and “Honky Tonk Blues”).
     
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    I've met a few Americans who've said: 'Pass it on.' when being thanked for their help or a favour. What a nice sentiment. :cool:
     
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    You could care less. We couldn't care less. You mean what we say. :rolleyes:
     
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    Nothing pops up in my mind...but britons use of "wanker" is just stupid. England has more of this than the US I believe...
     
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    Texan here, there is no shortage of new and improved sayings here.
    "Dumb as a box of Megan Foxes..."
    "Left as three rights...."
     
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    I know what you mean by it but it's terrible English (no offense intended)

    ... not that it matters really, we aren't here writing essays, it's no worse than saying 'bad' when you mean 'good'
     
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    "Hell of a...". So grammatically incorrect in your examples ;)
     
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    Why is it stupid? Would you prefer tosser?

    :)
     
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    I'm really curious in what context a Swede would use it now...
     
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    I watch the show Oak Island and the guy with the metal detector always says “Bobby bedazzler”. Just want to pop em in the back of the head.
     
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    Did you fall in the "Creek" or did you fall in the "Crick"? When I was a kid we called it "Crick". Now that I'm much older, I hear it pronounced both ways and don't really think twice about it.
     
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    I'm from the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains. I don't sound like that and don't use that vocabulary, but it is amazing how much of it I grew up with - nearly all those words. I now live in another state and married a wonderful lady from New Jersey. Here at my job, I used to work with a really nice fellow from my hometown. We'd be in a room talking and then he'd leave. The other people in the room would turn to me and shake their heads, marveling at his accent. Then I'd say, "You know we are from the same town, right?" Amazement, every time.

    But you know what they say: "You can take the boy out of the mountains but you can't take the mountains out of the boy." That is true. I miss the mountains every day.

    Bob
     
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    Some word choices by southerners are just bizarre. "Yorn." WTF? "Is that car yorn?" The word "like" inserted where it makes no sense... "I like ta DIED when she told me that!" Again.... wtf??

    I'm southern (Alabama) and am not crazy at all about a southern accent--either on men or women. I wish I didn't have a southern accent, though I receive compliments from time to time. There are many other southern slang terms and language idioms, most make you sound about 20 IQ points lower, such as a fondness for double-negatives ("I ain't got no money for you!"). Ugh.

    Double ugh.
     
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