From Suzie Quint’s blog:  Falling in Love with Romance

In watching Hugh Laurie play a slang quiz with Ellen deGeneres, I found that I knew the English slang, but may as well have been analyzing Turkish when it came to the American slang.  I don’t know if Mr. Laurie’s list was ‘old fashioned,’ and Ms. deGeneres’s list was trendy, so that my ignorance is generational, or if there is another reason.  In any case, it’s a good thing I don’t try to write contemporary fiction.