So the results of my quiz, as most people guessed correctly, were b), c) and c)
I know the first one was hard. This was taken directly from a comment by a neighbour last week. We were discussing Hurricane Sandy and how long the queues were at petrol stations at the time. One of the things that really foxed me when I moved here was how people taking about being "online" as opposed to be "in line". So when you queue up at the post office or DMV, you get "online". I had a ridiculous conversation here with a friend four years ago when she didn't understand that what I meant by the fact that The Doctor had been "queuing up" to his social security number. "You mean he was online"? she asked. "No, not on the internet, acutally queuing up in person," I kept insisting, while she looked at me as if I was crazy.
The cutting one is easier, but I still didn't know what my son meant two years when we were standing in line for a water slide and he cried "Mummy, that boy is cutting me!" I was horrified before realising that someone had just pushed in.
As for the third, I think most people do know what a yard sale is, but I had to laugh when my neighbour said exactly that about Father's Day last week. I still can't get over how Mother's Day and Father's Day are almost public holidays here. Even the local library is closed for Father's Day, and woe betide anyone who organises a party on Mother's Day, as I once did.
As for "come with" and "visit with", I would say these are less common in New York - or at least, I haven't particularly noticed them.
I will leave you with an amusing moment that occurred at Book Club last night. Someone mentioned that the chocolates they had brought "came from a chocolate store in Bayonne". "You mean Bayonne, France?" asked my Australian friend (who lived in London previously). All the Americans roared with laughter. "No, Bayonne in New Jersey," the girl said - which, apparently, is a rather grimy suburb just across the Hudson. No matter how long you live somewhere, when you aren't local, you'll always get caught out....