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BRITISH VS. AMERICAN ENGLISH (BIRDS VS. CHICKS)

Happy Friday, readers!

This week we have been studying vocabulary differences between standard UK and US English. We are ending this theme with the colloquial use of the words BIRD and CHICK

Definition: Slang for "girl" or "woman"

In US English the tendency is to say: CHICKS

In UK English the tendency is to say: BIRDS

Example 1: I like the bird you were with last night. What was her name?

Example 2: I would not date that chick if my life depended on it. She is completely crazy!

These terms aren't particularly polite, so be careful where you use them.

Have you ever heard these words used this way? Tell us on one of our social media sites (Facebook or Twitter). 

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If you want to learn more about the differences between British and American English, you can read some of our posts from a series we did in 2008:

https://ziggurat.es/lecciones_ingles/busqueda/BRITISH%20AND%20AMERICAN%20DIFFERENCES

Or these from 2007 and 2009:

https://www.ziggurat.es/lecciones_ingles/busqueda/UK%20vs.%20US/2

That's all for today. We hope that you have a wonderful weekend. We will see you on Monday for a week about Phrasal Verbs for Business.