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Jon Hamm and Michael Sheen Sharing Their Homeland Slang Is 'Tidy' (Did I Get That Right, Michael?)

By Kristy Puchko | TV | May 28, 2019 |

By Kristy Puchko | TV | May 28, 2019 |


Michael Sheen and Jon Hamm will be dropping Good Omens this week on Amazon Prime. But ahead of all that Neil Gaiman/Terry Pratchett goodness, they swung by Vanity Fair’s studio at SXSW and had a fun time sharing the slang of their cultures. For Sheen, that meant sharing Welsh slang and confounding us Americans with a “w” used as a vowel. Meanwhile, Hamm represented for the people of St. Louis, Missouri, talking sports and idioms and busted out his hometown accent.

I quite like “tidy,” and will awkwardly attempt to work that into conversation from here on out. “Cwtch” I definitely cannot pull off; pretty sure you need the accent on that one. As for St. Louis’s contribution to the slang bible, a lot of it is super specific to them! Though as someone whose hometown is also very floodable, I have a distinct appreciation for “If the Lord is willin’ and the crick don’t rise.” However, the easiest to employ slang from Missouri: “T-ravs” sounds like some Tom Haverford nonsense.

Which of these slang terms have you heard before? Which are you most likely to try adding to your repertoire?

Kristy Puchko is the managing editor of Pajiba. You can follow her on Twitter.

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