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Whenever I work with our UK counterparts, whether on the phone or when they visit, they throw around the word "brilliant" all the time, which confuses so many people here. I have to explain that in the USA, brilliant is defined, basically, as "really, really smart, like genius smart" and that when they compliment the pimple-faced kid bagging their groceries at the bodega with a "brilliant" and they get a weird look it's because the kid can't figure out why they're calling him smart just for ringing them up.
WTF is a bodega?
Brilliant is not even a English word.
Its DNA comes from a plant in Tibet that the Turkish nomads took from Iran into New York.
bodega in portuguese is something that sucks.
not that sucks something.
that sucks like in it's shit, worthless, etcetera...
dont they watch harry potter?
see American overuse of 'awesome' ...
They responded that we use the word "awesome" incorrectly.
i've been using the british "cheers" a lot. useful term.
Your UK counterparts are brilliantly awesome!
Americans over use 'genius' as well. Like bacon tacos "Genius!", dogs in leotards "Genius!"... thinking of more, I see this daily.
In Canada, it's 'amazing.' Every little boring thing is 'amazing' around here.
I'd like to bring back smashing.