In this video clip, American talk show host Ellen Degeneres and British actor Hugh Laurie quiz each other on their countries’ slang. Though we speak English in both countries, there are many differences in not only accent but also vocabulary, including slang. The slang words Ellen presents are from popular music, a source of much slang. As you will see, both of them have poor knowledge of the other’s slang.

(You may recognize Laurie from the popular American TV drama “House”, where he speaks with an American accent.)

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