The first sentence from Green Day's "Good Riddance" song:
Another turning point, a fork stuck in the road
It's been baffling me for more than ten years, first I thought maybe I was so not good at English to figure out its meaning, and now I've finished my masters degree taught in English and I find myself still not able to understand it.
Why there's a fork stuck in the road? is it some metaphor?
I know a fork can also mean
the point where something, especially a road or (North American) river, divides into two parts.
Is that the right interpretation?
I've looked up the Urban Dictionary and found
Any exceptionally stupid or illiterate phrase found in a pop song.
It says the right phrase to use is "a fork in the road", and it also makes reference to the "Good Is Good" song to show it is just another mistake made by the songwriter.
"Hey, somebody should tell Alanis that every time you hear the rolling thunder, it means the lightning already missed you. And read her a definition of ironic."
It makes sense to me, but it got three times more down votes than up votes.
So what does it mean "a fork stuck in the road"?