Adding this word to the dictionary was really unnecessary. A yard, for all English speakers, has always been and always will be a length unite.
So, wise people, what is the difference between a garden, lawn, yard, and a piece of grass neatly placed in the front or back of your house?
Let's Go Dutch, Or German, Or French
We would have never had guessed this one if we didn't have to research. You know when you go out for dinner in a restaurant, and it's time to pay, so instead of calculating who had what, you just split the bill between you? That is called, going dutch.
But why Dutch? Are the dutch people known for being people who split things? Is it because they are open-minded and very liberal? Or is it because they spend time in Dutch coffee shops and probably don't realize you had much more than him to drink?
Behind the Eight Ball
We love this one, we really do and we would like all English-speaking countries to adopt this one. If you don't live in an English-speaking country, have it translated.
When you come across something or someone in a situation they are unlikely to escape or release themselves from, they are stuck behind the eight ball. See, when we have something nice to say, we say it.
Leader of the Free World
Who died and crowned the US president the Leader of the Free world? The US President may be free but there are many people in other countries who are also living in a free democracy.
Would anyone dare say that the people of France, Spain, or Sweden have a lower degree of freedom than their American counterparts? We think not.
Gas V Petrol
Gasoline turned into "Gas". Cool. And petrol is short for petroleum. However, was the state of matter of these materials taken into consideration?
Petroleum and petrol are fine, but gas cannot really be pumped into the car. How are we going to solve this one so everyone understands what the Americans are on about?