1. Bugger, loo, and cheers are now things I say a lot.
While I’ll never pick up the accent, I have picked up some British lingo. A cheeky ask, totally knackered, can’t be arsed, he’s a wanker, that’s bullocks, taking the piss — this is all stuff I say now.
At first, I felt self-conscious when these phrases came out of my mouth. I was worried that I would seem like an American putting on a contrived British accent — that’s being a wanker. And maybe using British words when you’re not British is being a wanker too. But I’m surrounded by people who talk that way, so I decided my fear was bullocks and I’ve succumbed. I just can’t be arsed anymore.