I believe I have spoken before about my dislike for some British words - mostly the cutesy shortened words like "brekky" and "pressie", but I am embarrased to say that many of the most absolute cringe worthy words actually come from the homeland.
May I take this moment to plead with all British people to not look to America for "trendy" new words and phrases? Words aren't meant to be trendy. If it's trends you're looking for, wear some Gok glasses or something.
In the same breath/keystroke, may I also beg all expats to make a concious effort to not import such words into the UK? When you sell your furniture or terminate your apartment lease in America, please leave the following words with the new owners/occupiers:
Fail. (as a one word sentence)
I can haz. Or whatever people say in that strange cat language.
Any words coined by the idiots on Jersey Shore.
Ridic. (thanks to T for the "proper" spelling of this non-word)
It's bad enough that the American public has to hear these words/phrases. Don't you think that those of us who have moved away from America might be spared? Maybe as a pity gesture for us leaving all of our friends and family (and Target)? I think we deserve it.