Fancy a Snog, Love? British Vs American Sex Slang

A guy once asked her if she fancied a snog, and she thought he was offering her a cigarette instead of suggesting they make out.A guy once asked her if she fancied a snog, and she thought he was offering her a cigarette instead of suggesting …

By Lilit Marcus for HowAboutWe


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Lilit Marcus is spending some time in London. While there, she's reporting on some of the differences that come along with dating on the other side of the pond. Although people in both countries speak English, Americans and Brits often find each other difficult to understand. When my friend Sarah was studying abroad in the UK, a guy once asked her if she fancied a snog, and she thought he was offering her a cigarette instead of suggesting they make out. So here's a handy cheat sheet for American vs British sex and hookup terms -- feel free to print this out and keep it in your pocket the next time you meet a cute exchange student or go on vacation (or, shall we say, holiday).


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Make out: Snog

Have a crush on: Fancy

Penis: Knob or Willy

Boobs: Melons

Slut: Slag/slapper

Attractive/Hot: Fit or Tidy

Really
hot: Well fit

Take your clothes off: Get your kit off


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Condom: Rubber

Call you: Give you a ring/ring you up

Naked: Starkers

Underwear: Pants

Panties: Knickers

To hook up: To pull

Hoping to hook up: On the pull


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Flirt with someone: Chat you up

Bachelor party: Stag Do

Bachelorette party: Hen's Night/Hen Party

Any terms we missed? Any British terms you wish Americans used? Tell us in the comments.