A porter in a British hotel comes upon an American tourist impatiently jabbing at the button for the lift.
"Sir, the lift will be here in a moment."
"Lift? Lift?" replies the American. "Oh, you mean the elevator."
"No sir, here we call it a lift."
"Well, as it was invented in the United States, it’s called an elevator."
"Yes sir, but as the language was invented here, it’s called a lift."
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bloc adv. In a block; all at the same time. [french]
- famille adv. In or with one's family. [french, = in family] - masse adv. All together. [french] - n. Printing unit of measurement equal to half an em. [name of the letter n] - passant adv. In passing; casually (mentioned it en passant). [french, = in passing] - route adv. On the way. [french] - suffix forming verbs: 1 from adjectives, usu. Meaning ‘make or become so or more so’ (deepen; moisten). - from nouns (happen; strengthen). [old english] - suite —adv. Forming a single unit (bedroom with bathroom en suite). —adj. - forming a single unit (en suite bathroom). - with a bathroom attached (seven en suite bedrooms). [french, = in sequence] - prefix (also em- before b, p) forming verbs, = *in-2: 1 from nouns, meaning ‘put into or on’ (engulf; entrust; embed). - from nouns or adjectives, meaning ‘bring into the condition of’ (enslave); often with the suffix -en (enlighten). - from verbs: a in the sense ‘in, into, on’ (enfold). B as an intensifier (entangle). [french en-, latin in-] - prefix (also em- before b, p) in, inside (energy; enthusiasm). [greek]
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Bees have 5 eyes. There are 3 small eyes on the top of a bee"s head and 2 larger ones in front.