Thursday, January 14, 2016

6 American Words Not Widely Used In the UK that Start with 'V'

Continuing an alphabetised list of words and phrases common to the U.S. that are not widely used in the UK, here are 6 such words beginning with the letter 'V'.

1. Vacation
UK equivalent: holiday.

2. Vacationer 
Someone taking a vacation. UK equivalent: holidaymaker.

3. Vacay 
Informal shortening of vacation. UK equivalent: hols.

4. Vajayjay 
Slang word for vagina.

5. Variety meats

6. Varmint or varmit 
UK equivalent: vermin.

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Laurence Brown is a British man writing his way through the truly bizarre world of America - a place he sometimes accidentally calls home and a place he still hasn't quite figured out after seven years. Thankfully, his journey is made 12% easier by the fact that his accent makes him sound much smarter than he is. For evidence of this, subscribe to his popular Lost in the Pond web series over on YouTube.


Robert Hernandez said...

I'm a native American and 54 years old and I've never heard any American ever use numbers 3 & 4. Vacay sounds more like Australian and number 4 is just plain weird. Unless they are some regional uses in the U.S. like the east coast I don't think these are part of regular oral speaking in the U.S.

charlie puth said...


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