“Can” can be used as a verb, meaning “is able to.” Like the Pointer Sisters said back in the ’70’s, “Yes We Can Can.”
Or it could be used to indicate a possibility, like Men At Work’s “Who Can It Be Now?”
Or it might be used as a noun, as in a beer can or can of vegetables. I like the beer can aspect.
“The can” is another nickname for jail, as used in the second verse of “The Streets of Bakersfield.”
And it’s a handy nickname for the bathroom… listen at 2:34…
And it can even be used as a nickname for your backside. Like I said, useful word.
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