There are many slang terms in the English language that we use often without a thought. Occasionally, when I speak to someone just learning or where ESL is involved, they’d give me a “what the heck look.”
There are a lot of people on the 5r forum that have difficulties with writing or understanding English. They still use, thank you, dear." - well, because, apparently they were taught that is acceptable form of communication.
I’m curious to know if the following make sense or if you’ve heard of it. Not the literal term but what else it could mean.
- Where your ears burning?
- Break a leg!
- What does that have to do with the price of (any noun)
- That’s an old wives tale.
- Over the hill
- Down under
- Under the weather
We use these every day without a 2nd thought, but if you were first learning english, you’d take these literally and it wouldn’t make much sense.
What other slang terms have you used or use often in your native tongue that wouldn’t make any sense to the rest of us?