Just when you figured out "soonicorn" and started "dawn dating," perhaps it's time to understand what all those Brits mean with terms like "peng," "punching" and "cracking on." (You know, in case you're chatting with Harry Styles.) Because while the volume and speed of international communication has increased greatly (thanks, internet!) in the century since George Bernard Shaw quipped that “England and America are two countries separated by a common language,” there’s still lots of opportunity for misunderstandings.
Clear up any potential miscommunication with a glance at this mini-dictionary of 17 contemporary slang terms from Flirtini, an international dating app. Note: Flirtini originates in England ,but is used by people in Europe and the U.S. who appreciate the fun of flirting—which, unsurprisingly, is easier to do when you actually understand what kind of social intercourse is being joked about.