Yes, greatly. :):) But only when I discuss history.
Another flippant comment from the class clown.
The usual American expression is "waiting/standing in line" not 'on line'...
Good catch. This and other such missteps tell me that English is not his daily language.
I have been here since 1967 and never heard "on line" in a store. Not even "Are you standing in line?" because we instinctively avoid sounding like geeky, overly verbose English teachers. The question normal Americans ask is: Are you in here? Only a retard wouldn't know what that question means considering the locations of both the asker and the askee - next to the cash register and close to others and their carts.
Askee. Yes, I just made that word up.