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DonD BS: American vs British slang (110* d) American vs British slang 04 Jul 02

My post just now on the 'Australia see the baloon' thread about the difference berween "arse' and 'ass' prompted this thought.

As a reader of lots of British fiction (largely mysteries) I keep coming across bits of English slang that I can understand, but find I can't take seriously.

Do people really say "It's been yonks since ..." and "I know masses of songs" and can I really go into some kind of an eating establishment and order a 'buttie' or a 'sarnie'?

Are there American expressions that Brits and others find equally unlikely?

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