What do Americans mean by grounded? Because in the rest of the English-speaking world it means something else completely. So, for fellow Americans, it fully makes sense that the root of the word, ground, perfectly explains the definition- grounded. Down to earth.
However, in many other countries, the word grounded refers to an adverb (or adjective) many teens are in during their wild days. To simplify this, if you come home past your curfew, you are grounded! So which one is it?
We always thought that in the UK, a place that sells beers and other liquid refreshments is called a pub, and in the US it is simply called a bar. Well, do we have news for you!
In the US, a bar is not equivalent to a pub. However, a dive bar is more like a pub, which is considered a rustic-style basic small bar. So basically, the Americans don't think much of the UK pub and consider their bar a few levels up.
Where Are You From?
This is a question we hope someone can shed some light on, and give us an answer. The entire conversation can turn in a completely different way, all depending on the answer.
Am I from the United stated, or, am I from the upper east side? On second thought... Does it really matter?
Try replacing words like information or details with the digits 411, and you will fully understand the meaning of this. Just like doing a 911 in someone, just in a positive way.
Check out that cutie over there. I need some help with getting his 411. Or, She gave me all her 411. She is definitely a keeper.
Shotgun. A Child's play that has formed into popular American slang. You know the front seat of the car? You know what it's like having siblings close in age? You know the arguments over the front seat with your siblings?
Say goodbye to those days. The first to shout "Shotgun" is the one who wins the throne and gets to ride in the front. Love this one!