Popular American Slang Words and Phrases


For learning: English

Base language: English


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Created Nov 10, 2008
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This is a handout given to foreign exchange students in Texas A&M's International Program to introduce them to popular American slang.


posted 6 month(s) ago

very useful !

posted 6 month(s) ago

Glad you guys find it useful. I'm not sure when this handout was originally published, but three of the slang words/phrases are not popular anymore (maybe they are still used in Texas though):

- the 'late' Mr. Smith
- lemon
- shoot the breeze

This list is also missing some popular American slang, e.g.:

- blaze (smoke pot)
- hit the sack (go to sleep)
- set the curve (excel in class; be a top student)

posted 6 month(s) ago


posted 6 month(s) ago

Cool, a little weird.

posted 6 month(s) ago

Heh, maybe it's a Texas thang ;-)