Blimey! Bloody Hell! Shag! Yeah, I know as much British slang as Austin Powers taught me over the years. It seems that the Beckhams are adding another job to their long list of To Do’s since coming to America.Tom Cruise has reportedly become fascinated by Victoria’s array of British slang and is quite keen on learning.
“Tom thinks her words and phrases are brilliant. Whenever he’s round there (her LA home) and she says something really English he goes crazy for it and starts mimicking her. He loves the British language because some of the sayings are so quirky. She’ll say things like ‘bloody hell’ and ‘blimey’. And she’ll say ‘come on chaps’ to her sons. Tom loves hearing it all and is building up a bit of an Anglo vocabulary himself.”
I can understand the fascination. When I read the comments on this blog I LOVE it when a British person calls someone a cow. I know it’s a mean thing to say. But that’s not something you hear in the states. So whenever I read it, I think it’s hysterical.