Because it worked so well when an American tried to guess British slang, I asked the BuzzFeed US team to send me – a clueless British person – examples of regional American slang. Here are my attempts to guess what they mean.
Loads of these are pretty region-specific, it turns out, and confused lots of my American colleagues as well.
- Police in Athens used pepper spray on protesters two days ahead of Greece's major bailout vote.
- A medical helicopter crashed in Colorado. The crash killed the pilot and injured two crew members.
- Serena Williams survived an upset at Wimbledon and defeated current Britain's Heather Watson. She'll play her older sister Venus in the next round of the tournament ?