It can be said that the United States is a driving culture. The U.S., after all, is a big country and many Americans love cars.
So, it is no surprise that many Americans English expressions come from the world of driving. One exciting example is “life in the fast lane.”
This expression comes from the country’s large system of highways. The roads are marked with painted lines to keep vehicles safely apart. These lines divide each road into separate lanes.
Winters in parts of the United States can be cold and, at times, snowy. Sometimes violent storms with high winds combine with low temperatures to produce heavy snowfall. This creates blizzard conditions.
In 2016, a blizzard hit the Northeast U.S. It dropped record amounts of snow in many areas, including New York City and Washington, D.C.
A blizzard can be dangerous. But some people like them. Even people who do not like blizzards enjoy watching the falling snow.
When a heavy snow blankets an area, it turns everything magical.