Hugh Laurie: American Slang Vs. English Slang

Submitted by: The_Maddog 8 years ago in Funny

..as only Hugh can do it!
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Female 75
Hugh: Ba Donkadonk?
Ellen: Yes
Hugh...That`s a fantastic word.

I LOL`d.

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Female 23
ba donka-donk is a sex dance
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Female 152
Oh my god XD I laughed so hard with this clip. Hugh is amazing and I love Ellen.
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Male 2,552
>IkeRay, yes, I think Hugh is a very british name. You are correct. *Ping*
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Male 2,552
I KNEW IT! HE SPEAKS BRITISH! I know a guy from this guys class, from when he was like, subteen. Knew he could speak british. Sounds much cooler, they should use that in House. Canadian english is the most natural for me, but british is by far the coolest.
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Female 393
that was great:) lmaooo
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Male 67
Americans don`t use mate like we do
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Female 700
lol ok.. is it just me or is it weird to hear him talk with his natural British accent?
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Male 80
He`s British? I did not know.
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Female 965
Weird, I was JUST watching this. o_O

Proud to say I got all the British slang. :)

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Male 2,703
so shawty is a derivative of shorty? i knew "shorty" was a slang for a chick (since they are typically shorter than men) but I had never heard "shawty".

Hugh is funny guy. my wife brought up an interesting point....is Hugh a British name? are there any famous Hughs from america?

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Female 1
Gee, I am from the US and I knew what a chin wag was.
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Male 3,425
Chin wag? Never even heard of that. Must be something they say up north. I always say chuffed though, such a great word.

Another thing Americans don`t understand is "cheers"

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Female 43
i want to marry hugh laurie! i find him so incredibly handsome! lol he really is a great actor. =D so talented.
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Female 267
I have to admit, i had no idea what any of the American slang meant. But i did get all the British slang :]

and summarr - yes, yes we do.

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Female 5,222
hahaha he was so adorable, not knowing these darn american slang words
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Female 68
I love Hugh Laurie!
I didn`t know he was British until I watched the first season of House. Haha. He is an amazing actor.
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Female 357
koolaid, `drat` is a british term

it`s like saying `damn`

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Female 188
He does have an awesome american accent.
But i didnt know any of those except for ba-donka-donk & shawty. do people actually use those other words? lol
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Male 156
Am i the only one that caught Hugh saying Drat at 1:50?
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Female 395
i love hugh laurie. i would love to see steven fry guest star on house!
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Female 87
Ellen is great and Hugh laurie does an amazing american accent.
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Male 98
@boglob

I dont adam and eve it, what a lot of old pony. i would have replied earlier but i was up the apples and pears washing me boat, just got out of bedfordshire you see ;)

now im off down stairs to put me plates of meat up and get some Ruby Murray down me gregory.

I love roosterney rhyming slang. good english a la mode.

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Female 277
Why can neither of them pronounce their own words or are they pronouncing them wrong on purpose?
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Male 10,440
I h8 ellen. Entertainment at its lowest setting.
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Male 63
co ckney

can we please make th dozens of ligitmate works with C O C K in them ok for use on IAM?

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Male 63
Would you Adam and Eve it, no roosterney Rymeing Slang me old china.
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Male 4,290
I thought flossing was when you wear a thong and the thread is in between your buttcheeks.
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Female 609
i LOVE the way hugh reacts to "badonkadonk". he`s so amazing.
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Female 1,412
I knew themm :D I didn`t know the American ones, I guessed badonkadonkk. And Shawty. Chuffed :P Thought she`d know chin wag? :/
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Male 295
I live in america and even i didn`t know flossing, but i knew all the rest... even the English ones
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Male 416
hugh lauries the poo
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Female 178
I got to watch Ellen sing "low" my day is made.
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Male 381
ha, nice one maddog, one for the boyo`s!! there was no rhyming slang, shame, bloody septics swinging it their way all the time
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Male 1,011
Mikado the phrase "tat" is sorta common here...depends on where you are though.
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Male 381
yeah, cheap tat, GO ON CROYDON, drat YEAH
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Male 24
Tat - cheap and vulgar.
Ha, from an American.
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Male 2,159
Why does the term Ba-Donka-Donk exist? That doesn`t even sound like something J.D would say in Scrubs!

Bet no-one knows what `tat` is...

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Female 934
That crazy weeble wobble speak.
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Female 5,139
i always wondered what shawty meant
now i know, thank you IAB. thank you very much :)
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Male 5,094
Hugh Laurie on having to use an American accent in House:

"It`s like playing tennis where your opponent is using a racket and you`re using a salmon."

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Male 61
Heres some for all you crazeh Americans!
What do these words mean..
Chudy?
Skeg?
Easy one..Chav?
Mint?
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Male 4,546
To see where he got famous, look up "A bit of Fry and Laurie" on Youtube. Used to do comedy sketches on British TV.
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Female 2,026
ha i learned something new today :)
i knew all of the english ones but none of the american ones haha
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Male 1,011
Hm I dont see why one would be offended confusing him for an American (other than himself)

I for one dont watch his show so on a passing glance (my mom does watch the show) one could just assume that hes an American.

Its called acting..hes pretending to be an American doctor, and if he fools passerbys..hes doing a good job!

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Male 182
On friends he didn`t have the house beard thing goin on. Its weird to see house talk with the british accent on his excessive sarcasm
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Female 349
TR-Wolf, I too hate it when people think he`s American. It`s also nice to see someone else who recognises him from Friends!
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Female 1,082
drating love hugh laurie
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Male 1,557
I`ve never watched House. I like my Hugh Laurie as a loveable oh-so-English eccentric and the sort, it sounds weird hearing him doing an American accent.

It`s also a shame that some people have only heard of him due to House, to such an extent that they think he`s American. He`s done so much other stuff, from Blackadder III to an episode of Friends!

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Male 8,300
> kinkkitty620
> he is a fine british actor

Oh come on! He`s a toff-nosed effeminate upper-class twat who`s entire acting repertoire is looking wind-swept and grinning like a cat with dental issues. Oh no wait, that`s Hugh Grant.

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Male 807
I 2QW 3SP2SINR QOM4HIN WIEE232N4.
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Female 69
he is a fine british actor.
i love house
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Male 3,755
For those unsure about "flossing", quoteth thee Notorious One: "B-I-G be flossin`, jig on the cover of Fortune 5 double 0, I gots to go, got da flow down pizzat, platinum plus like thizzat, dangerous on trizzack, leave yo` ass flizzat."

Or Birdman a.k.a Baby: "Leave da stickers on the Bentley to show the price, arm out my window just to floss my ice. Fresh, wait, hold up, dat`s dat bitc..."

Sorry, I`ll stop now. I promise not to do it again.

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Male 3,915
she was GIVING him shawty...and he still couldn`t get it...anyway....like the pic maddog...and i agree...i have never heard his british accent before...and i love house...
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Female 779
Hugh Laurie *sigh* he is amazing :D
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Male 196
First time I`ve seen him not on house, it`s bizarre hearing him without an English accent.
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Male 369
tallywacker!
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Male 2,148
On the contrary, Maddog, I think enough guys here have your back that you`ll be just fine.
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Male 3,369
Oh and just cos all the women here are going ga ga for Hugh..here`s one for the lads!


It`s worth the kicking I`m no doubt going to get!

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Male 3,369
See....If I said someone was "flossing" it would either mean they where acctual cleaning their teeth or they where wearing a rather tight, snug "thong" (flossing their ass crack as it is).

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Female 614
i laughed, honestly
hes awesome!
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Female 298
*sigh* hes so fantastic.
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Male 38
its sad but i knew everyone of them.people use both english and american slang in australia - i guess we r just a confused country
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Female 107
"The ultimate DILF... good god he gets me flustered"

Totally agree, FxyRoxy777!! Hugh Laurie is so sexy!

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Female 652
The ultimate DILF... good god he gets me flustered
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Male 215
I love Hugh Laurie
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Male 11,739
Me too Llamaz. Too bad he was on that show, I HATE Ellen.
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Male 338
Hugh Laurie is my favorite actor.
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Male 787
Knew all the American ones..None of the British ones.
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Female 646
i`ve never heard "flossing" before.

and this is olddddd

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Male 1,297
lol davy, oaklahoma is the worst place next to rural TX to be trying to bum fags from the locals!
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Male 125
I`m American, and I knew all the British slang...but none of the American slang.

Hrm.

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Female 1,231
I really didn`t know a single word. >.> Guess I`m just not a slang-hip person.

I`m used to him being much meaner, and with an American accent. It`s quite fun to hear him be British for awhile. ^w^

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Male 905
saw this a while ago on ellen. <3 her
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Female 323
omg. its house. with a british accent. hah i love him.
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Female 1,043
lol "shawty..." "is that one word?"
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Female 21
Only knew the English ones (being from the UK may have helped) Badonkadonk may be my new favourite word though!
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Female 528
I knew everything except flossing
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Male 221
So weird to listen to his normal voice. Just proves how great of an actor he is. I remember hearing that his tryout for the part, the director thought he was an American.
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Male 564
Hahaha, awesome! I didn`t know any of them.
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Female 86
I think he is kinda hot.
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Male 56
I only knew the British slang. What`s up with that?
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Male 670
He sounds really weird not as House. :(
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Male 462
It was hard for me to concentrate on that. I just had to obsorb House with a British accent.
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Female 1,963
Yeah I also assumed that flossing had something to do with g-strings. And I got all the British ones. Also, Hugh Laurie is hawt.
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Female 15,763
It always throws me for a loop when Hugh speaks with his natural accent.

o_O

I`m like, "NO! Go back to being a grumpy limpy doctor!"

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Male 588
I thought flossing was what happens when a girl wears a thong...
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Male 505
I lol`d at ba-donka-donk. That was beautiful.
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Male 3,755
Apple bottom jeans, boots with the fur...That`s gonna be stuck in my head my now.

That was funny though. Ellen might`ve gotten Chin Wag right if British people could speak English properly. j/k

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Male 307
hahaha that was pretty great
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Male 3,369
habbazoot: I was (due to unforseen circumstances) away for about 6 months so I assume Fancy revoked it.
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Male 236
I love Ellen! I`m so glad for her success. Her show definately bests Rosie`s former show. Is it just me or do lesbians have the best talk shows? lol
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Male 328
i would be gay for hugh laurie.

actually i AM gay for hugh laurie.

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Female 61
Oh god, I love Hugh Laurie...
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Male 3,369
@ Davy.. Similar thing happened to me..Had a few guys over from San Fransico working with me a few year ago. I asked my collegue the same thing. However...one of the guys (americans) was gay. I think he thought he had scored! It took a little explaining but I think he understood in the end :D
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Female 470
the only slang words I knew were shawty and chin-wag :P
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Male 3,369
"Badonka donk" litterally translates as "Fat Arse".
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Male 12,138
I came close to getting pummeled to death a few years back when I asked a burly trucker in an Oklahoma sports bar if there was "any chance I can bum a fag". I wasn`t even trying to be funny.

True story.

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Male 428
Ive lived in Cali all my life and Ive never heard of flossing.
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Male 50
Hugh is amazing.
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Male 606
Also the only two slang words I knew were "badonkadonk" and "shawty".
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Male 606
Oh, what the hell? I knew he had one in the older 101 Dalmatians movie, but I always thought he was doing a really good fake of an accent. O_o

Gj, Mr. Laurie.

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Male 4,745
Willowpuff beat me to it.
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Female 193
Flossing? What the hell? It sounds like a really bad g-string.
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Male 4,745
Ok, for those who didn`t recognize him as being British, check out his work with Rowan Atkinson in the fantastic series "Black Adder". While I`m not a huge fan of the first Black Adder, the second one was hilarious.
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Female 262
Flossing? Yeah no.
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Male 76
I`m american and i never heard of those american slnag.

Where the hell have i been??

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Female 2,220
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Female 103
Oh, Hugh...

Your undefinable awesomeness and absolutely gorgeous eyes never cease to amaze me.

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Female 357
flossing? Even I don`t know what that is, and I`ve lived in the Midwest for my whole life XD
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Female 4,225
Laurie has an English accent?

I agree with shell, he can actually pull of both accents well

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Female 9,572
Shawty made me lol.
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Male 86
crazy americans
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Female 4,197
He has got to be the only person in the world who can pull off very convincingly both the american and british accents (brit cause he is one, duh lol).

Good on him though, its one thing to pull off an american accent, but to also be saying near unpronouncable diseases as well as trying to keep in the accent... this guy is gooood

and i knew all the brit slang, and no american sadly :(

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Male 914
hahaha, only got 2 of the american slang ones...
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Male 3,369
Link: Hugh Laurie: American Slang Vs. English Slang [Rate Link] - ..as only Hugh can do it!
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