Seems you don't mind 'americanisms' Keith!
As long as they're kept to a minimum. I think people hate Americanisms because they intrude into our very own version of the English language (British English) the same any other 'ism' from another country/language/culture would do also. Therefore, it's not because they're American
isms, it's because they're not our
isms, they're foreign ones, do you see the point I'm trying to make? The USA is such a huge player on the world stage it's bound to creep into everybody else's 'backyard' culturally and linguistically, but hopefully not to the extent it swamps others. When I said 'sock it to 'em baby'
I said it because Geoff is from the other side of the 'pond' and I thought it would convey a hint of humour for him. Had he not been from there, I would not have used such words of course.
What really annoys me is when you see or hear non British 'isms' or terminology used in the UK media. Only the other day I was collecting a prescription for someone and the assistant asked me for the person's 'last name'.