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Hugh Laurie: the British slang vs the American

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Now, I'm gonna give you some slangs, some American slang We're gonna take turns we'll see how much you know, and how much I know Okay— Okay— . The first one I'm gonna give is: flossing Do you know what flossing means? You mean actually flossing. No, the slang. —Slang— I mean you do know it, what actually flossing is Well, I know. I know the Americans opinion of British dental practice, but yes I do know what that is. "Flossing." That would be something close-fitting and no, I don’t know. [Wrong Buzz] That was to really show you how wrong you were. That’s kind of rubbing it in, this is really aggressive isn’t it? —Yeah, it really is, it was aggressive— I’m sorry, because I could have just said no, but we just, in America, we like to really rub it in. With a klaxon. — Yeah— It is showing-off, flossing. Really? Yeah showing-off is flossing. Okay. All right. What sound does it make when you’re right, it’s… [Right Buzz] Like that, yeah, it’s probably a different sound in England. It is. Well, we’re never right in England. Chin Wag, Chin Wag. I’m not gonna say it again. Okay. Chin Wag? That would be a blundering idiot, a Chin Wag, you Chin Wag. – No?– No. It’s actually – it’s a verb and it means to chat, literally to wag your chin, it’s actually very literal, it’s not really. Chin Wag? – Did I mispronounce it? – I think that’s why – I never would have gotten it wrong. I just couldn’t understand the thick British accent. Should we look at that in slow motion? Yeah. Chin Wag of course. That does sound like, all right. So we’re tied. Yes. Tied at nothing. "Ba-Donka-Donk." Means to pass someone on a motorcycle and then see a police car and brake suddenly. [Wrong Buzz] No. It’s extremely curvaceous female behind. Right. –Ba-donka-donk– Right. We definitely don’t have those in England – You don’t have? – No, no. Is it Ba-Donk – Ba-Donka-Donk? Ba-Donka-Donk. It’s a fantastic word. Isn’t it great? You’ll use it from now on. I enjoy your Ba-Donka-Donk, honey. That’s fantastic. Chuffed to bits. –Chuffed to bits – Chuffed… Chuffed To Bits? Like chin? Yes, if you like. Oh, all right, oh just exhausted. [Wrong Buzz] No, no. It’s to be really pleased, it’s to be really pleased by. It’s to be thrilled by something. I’m Chuffed to bits. That’s what I meant. [Right buzz] I’m delighted. I’m chuffed to bits by. All right. I would be chuffed to bits by your Ba-Donka-Donk, for example. Yes. We’re going to end on this one, because everyone has learned this watching the show, because I’ve helped them Shawty. Shawty? ♪ Shawty. Shawty. Shawty had them Apple Bottom Jeans, boots with the fur. ♫ ♪ Shawty had them baggy sweatpants Reeboks with the strap, just turned around and gave…♫–This is all one word? – –Shawty. – Right – ♪ She hit the floor, she hit the floor.♫ Yeah. None of this is helping. ♪ Next thing you know. Shawty got low, low, low, low. ♫ No I’m not going to… Shawty is a young kid or a woman. Really? – Yep. – [Wrong Buzz ]

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Duration: 4 minutes and 1 second
Country: United States
Language: English
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Posted by: rosario.gonzalez on Mar 24, 2014

A Hugh Laurie interview in Ellen DeGeneres Show.

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