Thursday, January 14, 2016

6 American Words Not Widely Used In Britain | V

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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
Offal.

6. Varmint or varmit 
UK equivalent: vermin.

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2 comments:

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...

good

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