#192: Don’t use these everyday American words in Britain!

In today’s podcast Ethan and Andrea talk about hilarious everyday words in American English that you shouldn’t use if you visit the UK!


  • Thick
  • Randy
  • Pants
  • A bum
  • Fanny
  • Knob
  • Shag
  • Tart

Words You’ll Learn:

  • Wicked (Br. En) / awesome (Am. En.): excellent.
  • Massively: very large, extremely.
  • To butter (someone) up: to praise or flatter someone excessively.
  • To go on too long: when something continues for a very long time.
  • To bear fruit: to produce successful results.
  • Inherit: to take or receive something by succession or will.
  • Get by: to be able to live or deal with a situation with difficulty.
  • Dated: old-fashioned.
  • Arse (Br. En.) / butt (Am. En.): ass.
  • Fanny Pack: a small pouch on a belt, for money and small articles, worn round the waist or hips.
  • Pouch: a small flexible bag.
  • Bit: a small piece of something.
  • To fancy (something): If you fancy something, you want to have it or to do it. 
  • Piss (someone) off: to annoy someone.
  • Slut/whore: prostitute.


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  • tola says:

    I really like this podcast !!!

  • Kade says:

    Knob always was my favorite British word lol As an American, it still makes me giggle.

  • Jack Milgram says:

    Oh.. I didn’t know about knob…