We assume the term silverware has been down from generation to generation. We also assume that a few hundred years ago, when people literally used silverware, they couldn’t imagine that one day, people would use plastic knives and forks, and still call it…..silverware.
You must go with the flow. Take a ride on evolution. There must be a more appropriate definition for our plastic kitchen goodies.
This next one is a slang American version of "leave me alone", "Go away" ex. So, we are not sure how biting someone, and wanting to be left alone are connected, but if a million people in the States use it, there's probably a story behind it (or some reason we suppose).
So, next time someone insults you or tells you something you don't want to hear, just reply with "bite me".
I'm Just Saying
When an American uses the phrase "I'm just saying", it's to make a point. To focus on the claim that followed this phrase. To sum it up basically.
Also, when someone is about to say something the opposite side doesn't want to hear. It's kind of covering something in a sweet coat.
4 Year School
This term is used as things work a bit differently in America. Basically, a student can enroll in a college, leave after two years, and those two years can be preserved. Like a sort of credit.
Later on, when the student is ready for university, those two years will count as part of the 4-year requirement for a degree. Sounds cool, ah? We wonder if it works the other way around and the option on an overdraft with college years is also given.
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!