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American Slang As Guessed By A British Person

Here’s your new dictionary, America.

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.

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Tom Phillips is the UK editorial director for BuzzFeed and is based in London.
 
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