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The British Slang Quiz
Welcome to the British Slang Quiz! Are You Ready?
Having been married to a Brit for over ten years, I have now managed to get past the accent, but I also have found myself learning this whole new language.
Having lived in the UK for some months, I found myself saying seemingly innocent things that really had me in trouble, and alternatively, had me stifling laughter when I heard certain phrases that are everyday expressions over there.
British readers should breeze through this quiz - but if you are from North America, how well do you know your British slang? Here are ten words and phrases to test your knowledge of colloquial speech, used frequently by our cousins across "the pond".
So, go ahead and find out whether you are "the bee's knees", or whether you will get "brassed off" after having completed this "crackin'" quiz!
Here's the Quiz!
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