Which of the following Britishisms are gaining popularity in the U.S.?

  • Knackered
    7%

     
  • Prat
    3%

     
  • Switch out
    3%

     
  • A pint (as in "a beer")
    20%

     
  • Squash (fruit drink)
    1%

     
  • Estate agent
    1%

     
  • Bollocks
    8%

     
  • Chuffed
    4%

     
  • Massive
    14%

     
  • Supporter (as in sports fan)
    6%

     
  • Bloody
    13%

     
  • Arse
    7%

     
  • Shag
    13%

     

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2 Comments

  • Ben Yagoda - 8 years ago

    Thanks, Victoria. You can look up "snog" and "logical punctuation" on the blog!

  • Victoria Wright - 8 years ago

    I could be wrong, but I think "chuffed" is an Aussie expression. We have that Austin Powers series to thank for "shag". Without a context, I can't speak to "massive", and frankly, if I heard anyone here in the US use ANY of the above expressions, I'd kick them in the shins for being snotty and elitist (although I love "knackered"). These are all so colorful and engaging and not American. But I do adore the word "snog", which is missing from this list. And you'll notice I favor British punctuation, for whatever that's worth...

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