Can You Name The U.S. Equivalents Of These British Words?

While there is a lot of similarity between American and British English, there are still several words, mostly slang, that are very different. How many can you identify? Take our quiz to find out!
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What does "sly" mean?
tight
sneaky
depressed
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What does "mug" mean?
moron
drunk
strange
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What does "pasty" mean?
dark
smooth
pale
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What does "chirpse" mean?
grossly oversized
ongoing flirt
seedy neighborhood
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What does "yats" mean?
female
male
androgynous
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What does "yout" mean?
youth
transform
yogurt
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What does "tosspot" mean?
hearty
juvenile
fool
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What does "bashy" mean?
broken or used
nice to look at
slightly uncomfortable
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Question 9/12

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What does "smashed" mean?
morally corrupt
very drunk
financially destitute
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Question 10/12

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What does "banter" mean?
trash or waste
to verbally assault
joking around
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Question 11/12

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What does "git" mean?
a harmlessly stupid person
an optimistic person
an unpleasant person
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Question 12/12

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What does "sussed" mean?
to stand up for yourself
to discover something
to fake something
Result
Well...at least you got a couple of the easy ones that you hear frequently in films and television. But your knowledge of British language and slang doesn't go too far beyond that. Don't beat yourself up too bad though - it's definitely not a critical life skill!

C+, Erroneous English

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Well, you missed some of the tougher ones, but you proved you definitely have a solid foundation of knowledge when it comes to British English. With a little more studying up, you could become a real expert on the slang in the British language. Great work!

B+, Educated English

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Well, you certainly know your stuff when it comes to British English and its slang! Some of these words are pretty common, but you even nailed the ones that rarely get tossed around in conversation, or in films and television. Great work!

A+, British Brain

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1
What does "sly" mean?
tight
sneaky
depressed
2
What does "mug" mean?
moron
drunk
strange
3
What does "pasty" mean?
dark
smooth
pale
4
What does "chirpse" mean?
grossly oversized
ongoing flirt
seedy neighborhood
5
What does "yats" mean?
female
male
androgynous
6
What does "yout" mean?
youth
transform
yogurt
7
What does "tosspot" mean?
hearty
juvenile
fool
8
What does "bashy" mean?
broken or used
nice to look at
slightly uncomfortable
9
What does "smashed" mean?
morally corrupt
very drunk
financially destitute
10
What does "banter" mean?
trash or waste
to verbally assault
joking around
11
What does "git" mean?
a harmlessly stupid person
an optimistic person
an unpleasant person
12
What does "sussed" mean?
to stand up for yourself
to discover something
to fake something