American-English phrases and trends

Last Update: June 14, 2018

CONTENTS

1. HEADLINE FEATURE:....American-English phrases and trends

2. REGULAR FEATURE:....Goals by numbers and favourite news story suspended for this blog due to time restraints, there will however be a good news story in my next blog (which will be my last before my enforced break)


1. American-English phrases and trends

I think this subject has been covered before, but from what I can see, it was way back in 2013, so let’s give it another blast.

I’ve read lately about some individuals voicing concerns over the way they write articles, even down to the spellings of certain words, when it comes to the varying Anglo-American lingo.

Having read a very interesting article on landing pages, the meaty part of this being the way you can entice your prospective website customers on 3 different levels, based on how savvy they already are. Now, for me being from the UK, I wouldn’t want to put off or even offend my US compatriots by using inappropriate phrases or dialogue. Indeed, in other parts of the world, my language or phrases could be totally misinterpreted, so it is worth highlighting and giving it some consideration.

Another biggie for me, is to jump on short lived niches, where a certain craze, be it gadget, gimmick or even dance related, is often spawned in the US and later emerges on our shores within days or weeks. Social media obviously plays a big part in this now.

Anyway, I thought I would compile a short phrase and trend list as they appear in my head, (hopefully highlighting the ideas that have had an impact on an average Joe like me!) and of course I would love you guys to add your views to the list

Here they are in no particular order, with a brief explanation attached:

THE FLOSS; the latest kids dance craze which involves swinging your arms low in front and then behind whilst swinging your hips in the opposite direction! Last year it was the dab!!

DILLY, DILLY; a quiet typical olde English phrase which is used to advertise an alcoholic beverage, the host makes a toast and ends with dilly dilly to which the guests repeat it back to the host

ICE BUCKET CHALLENGE; social media challenge which involves the participant pouring a bucket of ice cold water over their head

FIDGET SPINNERS; originally designed to help special needs children to concentrate they were the must have toy accessory

DAY/NIGHT BLINDS; a glorified roller blind but as a double continuous cloth, patterned with thick opaque strips to provide light in or out within a short operating range

BITCOIN; is this the future international currency or is it doomed to crash in spectacular style??

And a couple more recent social media trends for you to mull,

INSTAGRAM STORIES

HIGHER ENGAGEMENT RATES BETWEEN CUSTOMERS AND BRANDS; apparently 1 in 3 customers will share a brand whilst discussing personal accomplishment in the year 2018!

Anyway, enough of my drivel, let’s here some of your American or Rest Of The World phrases and trends!

Best wishes for an awesome Friday and weekend, yes you read that right, you can smell the weekend!

Heyday






Join the Discussion
Write something…
Recent messages
haroda Premium
Wondering if "silly goose" count...

It's an old one. I do not hear it as often now. Thanks for sharing.
Reply
Heyday Premium
The old ones are often the best, especially if it takes you back to a special memory
Best wishes
Heyday
Reply
phakacha8 Premium
Very good.
Let's blast it.
I am a member to your blog.

Cheers!
Reply
Heyday Premium
Thankyou so much for becoming a member of my blogs, admission is free, and friendly banter is a prerequisite
Best wishes
Heyday
Reply
phakacha8 Premium
Haha... what an excitement to have my Admission granted.

Thank you.
Reply
BradB18 Premium
OZZY phrases

Crickey that sheila's a stunna
(good looking girl)

A few stubbies short of a six-pack
(not all there in the head)

Wrap your laughing gear around that
(telling someone to eat)

Fruitloop
(crazy)

Bonza
(really good)

Hit the Frog and Toad
(to leave and get back on the road)
Reply
Heyday Premium
How could I have not mentioned some Ozzy/Aussy phrases, they are globally renowned!
The hit the frog and toad, sounds like it might have originated from some ‘cockney-shandy-drinking-big-girls-blouse, mate!!

Thanks for those,,that’s brightened up my day already
Best wishes
Heyday
Reply
BradB18 Premium
Likewise Heyday
Reply
Steven-A Premium
FYI - The Ice Bucket Challenge is something near and dear to our hearts here in Massachusetts. It was started by Pete Frates, a Boston College baseball player alumnus (played professionally in Europe) who was diagnosed with ALS in March 2012. The proceeds of the ice bucket challenge go to ALS research.
Reply
Heyday Premium
I was not aware of that Steven, thanks for bringing it to the blog. Can’t believe it’s been doing the rounds for so long.
It’s a shame that the social media challenges went toxic for a while with some downright stupid and dangerous stunts doing the rounds
Best wishes
Heyday
Reply
MKearns Premium
I say the dilly dilly is silly!
Reply
Heyday Premium
Silly sells....sea shells on the sea shore, dilly,dilly!!
Best wishes
Heyday
Reply
MKearns Premium
Eh bonk em onna noggin. Ittem inna edd mate!
Reply
Heyday Premium
I think that translates as hit them on the head in Scottish and hit them on the head in cockney-Norwegian??
Reply
MKearns Premium
LOL!
Reply
Top