I was on the train this morning and this lady and two of her friends come in. They are having a conversation, about what I’m not sure. I am not actively listening to them, but I overheard an expression that I don’t think I’ve ever heard before. The lady said to the others, “My momma’s leaving on Monday and that’s just down the street from Wednesday so I don’t know why she don’t just stay.”
How cool is that? Now, I’ve heard “round the corner” used in a similar context to reference time, but “down the street” seems so much more genuine. I tried looking up origins of the idiom to maybe see if it’s a geographic thing like “catty-corner” vs. “kitty-corner”, but my Google-Fu has failed me. Alas. If you hear me using “down the street” a lot more, this is why.