Here is another example of the laziness of human nature. Even simple words such as yes and no had to be shortened and altered. Yeah? Do you get what I’m saying? Nope? Shall I rephrase?
So can we please agree, that yes will stay yes and no will remain no? No?
A toilet or a bathroom is really the only clear definition for these so-called three minutes of peace and quiet space some people have. However, this room has more names than any other room in the house.
WC, The Gents, The ladies, The Johns, The Loo, and many more are all accepted definitions for the toilet room. But a restroom? We are sure a very tired mother of three is the source of this name. It's the only place she can really get some rest.
What is the point of giving something a name, when it means everything but? So basically, tennis shoes are used for going on a short stroll, wearing to the office, or any other informal and undefined use.
When you want to go out and play tennis (clay or grass) you indeed put your tennis shoes on but why call them that when it's clear most people that wear them don't play tennis?
Hit the Road Jack
Why so aggressive? Why does everything have to be operated in such an abrasive way? And yes, this term is used only in English American.
Why can't people just step on the gas or better of, use the gas? Press the button? Turn on the light? Simplicity. Keep things simple.
Jelly or Jam
Thanks to the famous all-time American sandwich combination peanut butter and jelly (which we love), the term jelly is understood worldwide. Everyone knows it refers to the delicious, usually made from strawberries, spread.
So next time you're stuck in the car with loads of vehicles in front of you, and no one is going anywhere, just say "I'm stuck in a traffic jelly".