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American-English Words that Seem to Be Universal

by bill - 2021-03-04 - ( education / language / English )

A couple of American-English words/mutterings that now seem universal, no matter which language you're speaking (judging by foreign-language TV shows/movies I've watched) are:

  • "Mm-hmm" or "uh-huh" - meaning "yes"; and,
  • "OK"

    Of course, the Italian word "ciao" has been universal for years.

    Any others? I feel like I'm missing at least one obvious one. Leave a comment, below...

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