I thought I was pretty down with British slang, but as I watched the BBC news this morning, I saw this crawl across the bottom of the screen:
Tiger Woods in determined mood as he looks to break his major duck this season at the USPGA chamionships
You never know what's going to be lost in translation. Reminds me of a guy I used to work with who grew up in North Carolina and hadn't traveled much until he went to England on a business trip. His hosts asked him what he did for fun, and he said he liked to dance. They asked what his favorite was, and as a good North Carolina boy who grew up going to the beach and dancing a particular homegrown R&B dance, he responded, "I like to shag." You can imagine their reaction.