Posted by Dhm on June 17, 2004
In Reply to: The American idiom gone missing? posted by Brian from Shawnee on June 17, 2004
: : : Here's an interesting article about the lack of the equivalent of phrases like "at the end of the day", "at university" and "gone missing" in American English.
: : : :)
: : Could we, like, pass a law in the U.S. against using British expressions? Now that we have BBC America things will really get out of hand.
: Watch out for young people screaming "Brilliant!" at each other. There is currently a series of Guiness TV adverts in the U.S. that feature two guys doing just that, as they engage in positive Guiness-related activities such as inventing the six-pack, drinking responsibly, etc.
The only britishism my teenagers seem to use freely is "wanker". Here in the DC area, children of Foreign Service families are a major source of alien slang.