The Rise Of Britishisms
Last month the BBC published an article noting that many Britishisms have recently come into (relatively) common usage in the United States. A follow-up article this week lists some of the words BBC readers are hearing more frequently from Yanks. Here's just a few of them: bloody, bum, chav, cheeky, flat, frock, gobsmacked, kit, loo, queue, row, shag, skint, sussed. I'll admit to using just a couple of them, most of all "proper." As in, "We should have a proper breakfast before heading to the airport." Hit the list and tell us your own favorites or the ones you find most annoying.