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Speak like an American

Wanna speak like an American?  Check out the ten phrases below so you can understand a bit of the lingo!  Some of these you might even recognize…

1. Ain't down with
You use this one if you don’t like something – eg ‘I ain’t down with that burger’.

2. Backfire
When something didn’t go according to plan.

3. Bender
Something you will more than likely engage in – a heavy drinking session.

4. Bo'
Used to describe a male friend.

5. Da bomb
Another word for awesome, amazing, the best – eg ‘that song was da bomb!’

6. Dewzie, doozie
Something really big or spectacular. The thunderstorm was a real dewzie.

7. Happenin’
An event or a person who is cool.

8. Homey, homie
A member of a street gang, or a member of your neighbourhood (also known as ‘hood’).

9. In a New York minute

10. Rip-snorter
An excellent thing.

*The small print
We’ve tried to make this destination guide as accurate as possible but please double check the essentials like visas, health and safety, airport information etc with the relevant authorities before you travel.  STA Travel takes no responsibility for loss, injury or inconvenience caused as a result of this guide.  All prices listed are in the currency of the destination, unless otherwise stated.

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