Different cultures have long had their own way of speaking. Ancient Egyptians used hieroglyphics to communicate, an ancient art of symbols and characters placed together to illustrate their point. The Greeks, the Chinese and Native Americans all relied on smoke signals at various points in history to convey their messages. And, as languages progressed, we learned that each had its own idiosyncrasies that only those who spoke it could truly understand.
English, spoken by more than 1.5 billion people the world over, even has its quirks across the glove. In England, for example, you might hear someone say, "I'm knackered" (meaning they're tired) or they may offer you a "cuppa" (that's coffee, if you didn't know). In the United States, we also have our own sayings or common phrases that might appear odd to others. We might say something like, "I'm going to hit the sack," when we're tired or we might offer someone "a cup of joe" (that's coffee too). In this country, we have developed interesting sayings that might sound odd to others but which make perfect sense to us.
So, let's stop beating around the bush and get to the heart of the matter ... this quiz. It's packed full of common phrases you may have heard in conversation (and others that maybe you haven't). Some quizzes are a "dime a dozen," but not this one! Let's get a move on! (That means "let's go!")