I have been curious for some years about what appear to be the French origins of some English slang words and would be interested in starting a thread on the subject. The eternal debate on "OK" is not one to be started please, but other words seem to be rich in origins and I would love to hear other suggestions. Here goes : Crash (single word - London in the 70s) to spend the night "Where did you crash last night?" : from "crèche" (crib) or "crécher" (to lay one's head) Skyve or skive (to avoid work or to truant) : from "esquiver" Screw (prison slang for gaoler) : from "écrouer" (to lock up) Goolies (testicles) : from "couilles" (idem) Looking forward to reading you. Pater in Paris.