According to a BBC article, Britishims are invading American English. Have any of these words snuck into your vocab?

Apparently the word "cheeky" comes from Britain and has snuck its way into American’s speech.

Another one is using cheers to say goodbye.

The use of the word “flat” for apartment is apparently another British term that has snuck its way into American English.

Used the word “loo” lately? This word for “bathroom is another Britishism that has snuck into American vernacular.

Oftentimes, people think of Americanism spreading, but rarely do people think about how Britain influences America. The amount of magazines that have Kate Middleton’s face on them ought to be an indication at the very least. When it comes down to language, royalty, and looks, there’s evidence that America looks to Britain, for at least one of its sources. 

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