America’s Secret Slang

Image source: screen capture of TV program "America's Secret Slang" on H2

Image source: screen capture of TV program “America’s Secret Slang” on H2

Today is Spanish Friday so this post is in Spanish. If you participated in Spanish Friday on your own blog, leave your link in comments. Scroll down for English translation!

“Cuándo hablas inglés estadounidense, en realidad estás hablando todo tipo de lenguas extranjeras que vinieron de todo tipo de inmigrantes.” - Zach Selwyn, presentador del programa, “America’s Secret Slang”

¿Has visto el programa de televisión “America’s Secret Slang” en H2 – History Channel? Amantes de idiomas – es uno que debes ver!

Este episodio llamado “Coming to America” es mi favorito.

[ENGLISH TRANSLATION]

“When you’re speaking American [English], you’re actually speaking all sorts of foreign languages that came from all sorts of immigrants.” – Zach Selwyn, host of TV program, America’s Secret Slang

Have you seen the show “America’s Secret Slang” on H2 – History Channel? Language lovers – it’s a must watch!

This episode called “Coming to America” is my favorite.

11 thoughts on “America’s Secret Slang

  1. Very interesting!
    We have many words in English that came from Hindi/Urdu into the English language through the British colonial occupation of India. We use them daily with no idea of their origin. Some of these are: shampoo, pyjama, bungalow, thug.

  2. This looks like a great show. The kids watched your clip, glued to the screen. (Maybe that’s because I’ve been cracking down on the tv watching around here.) But I’m sure they learned something, and so did I!

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