When I was new in the USA years ago, I went ahead and asked somebody for the directions to the nearest Library. He said, “I would go this way …… ” stunned me, wondered I needed to go there and he says he would …. anyways, I understood later on with this usage.
Sometime we wonder about lot of things…
Did you know –
Nose runs and foot smells!! as in “Running Nose, Smelling Feet”
People drive on Parkway and Park on driveway
and many others…
Well, I came across this blog entry – has many such words/phrases that are in use around the world.