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This Korean Man's Guide To London Slang Is Hilariously On Point


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Korean Billy is a YouTuber who teaches non-British people regional British dialects.

On Wednesday, Billy, whose real name is Seong-Jae Kong, uploaded a video to his YouTube channel titled "Roadman (London) Dialect Words."

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In the video, Billy uses several key words from roadman or London street slang, such as mandem, bare, and safe.

The video has been viewed over a million times on Facebook. Many people have commended Kong on his effort.

I'm really crying, this is the most important video on the internet @KoreanBilly

Speaking to BuzzFeed News, Kong said that the video came about because he had many requests from his viewers for this specific dialect.

The new @KoreanBilly video is BRILLIANT. London!

"I remember when I went to London for the first time," he said. "I'd thought people in London would speak in standard British English before I went to London, and I was very surprised when I heard Londoners' various accents."

When asked about the inspiration behind his accent, Kong credits British TV show Misfits and friends from London.

Rachael Krishna is a reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in London.

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