Does this really matter? Who gives a dam? As long as the pupils can count and do their math, who cares what it’s called?
In America, pupils are taught math. In the rest of the world, they are taught maths. We wonder if the final results of the pupils are reflected following the dropping of the S.
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".
If you want to do something in the near future or postpone something to a later date, just say so. Why on earth does the weather have to be involved?
We have dug into this, we know the origin of this, and this term is even used outside the US. Still, it makes no sense to us.
Now, we know that American slang can sometimes be so odd, that it doesn't make sense, not even to Americans themselves. On this specific one, we understand the difference in meaning but come on lady, bring in the common sense.
I mean, did you think a plane could take off just for a few moments, and then do something else?
Don't be surprised people are late, or worse, don't even show on time to meetings. The fine line between these two meanings can be life-changing and decision making.
Doing something twice a week or once every two weeks is not exactly the same, do you agree? Americans. Go figure.