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  10-Apr-2001
1996-2004
  Mike Todd

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Where it's not obvious: BE = British English, AE=American English and ext-link indicatorindicates an external link

Wash Up
  In the UK, I'll wash up will usually mean that someone is offering to wash the dishes. In the US, it will mean that they're going to simply wash themselves
Wedgie
  An odd custom, mainly amongst schoolboys, where they grab your underpants from behind and tug them sharply to that they're tightly wedged between the buttocks. Sometimes also known as a snuggie
Weed Whacker
  Strimmer
White gas
  Unleaded petrol (old fashioned term)
Whole Nine Yards, The
  The works; the whole thing
This US slang expression is very common, and its meaning is well understood. But nobody is too sure where the term comes from.
Wiener, Weenie
  Frankfurter
It is also slang for penis, and sometimes used as an insult
Wooden Nickels
  A term for counterfeit coins from the fact that, at one time, people did try to forge the nickel from wood!
Wrench
  Spanner

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