But, one of my personal favorites that I'm hearing with increasing frequency the past 6 months is 'ta'. In American-speak, on rare occasions, you may hear someone say 'ta-ta' as in goodbye, but apparently here in England, 'ta' means thank you.
I like it, but for some reason, can't bring myself to use it just yet. I pepper a lot of my conversations these days with 'Brit-speak,' but I think it's the Brit-speak that is common enough that even if used in the US, folks would know what it means. But, I guess because 'ta' hasn't crossed the pond yet (has it?...let me know if it has!), I can't bring myself to use it.
I guess I just don't to come off sounding like some faux-Brit-speaking, Madonna-with-her-posh-accent-wannabe...
So, in the meantime, I guess I'll just keep saying thanks!