Q Every language - rather every "dialect" - has its own idioms. English and American are not special in this regard.

In Milwaukee a water fountain is a "bubbler," but most other places it is what it is.

Chicagoans know only a "city that works," even though it barely does.
Consider the Ozarks. There the people speak like old Kentuckyans and Shakespeare. No wonder they are so good at unrevealed sonnets, like magical mysteries. But maybe I'm still in the wrong place.
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