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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n. Propr. - material in thin sheets polarizing light passing through it.
- camera with internal processing that produces a print rapidly after each exposure. - (in pl.) Sunglasses with polaroid lenses. POLEJUMP
var. Of *pole-vault.
n. (pl. -s) colloq. Politician or political enthusiast. [spanish]
n.pl. - (treated as sing. Or pl.) A art and science of government. B public life and affairs.
- (usu. Treated as pl.) Political principles or practice (what are his politics?). - activities concerned with seeking power, status, etc. POLLSTER
n. Person who organizes an opinion poll.
n. - high round turned-over collar.
- sweater with this. POLONIUM
n. Radioactive metallic element, occurring naturally in uranium ores. [medieval latin polonia poland]
n. Spiritless coward. poltroonery n. [italian poltro sluggard]
n. Practice of having more than one wife or (less usu.) Husband at once. polygamist n. Polygamous adj. [greek gamos marriage]
—adj. Knowing, using, or written in several languages. —n. Polyglot person. [greek glotta tongue]
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