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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adj. Strictly religious or moral in behaviour. puritanically adv.
adj. Having no aim or plan.
var. Of *purpose-built.
n. (us paleography) the study of ancient writing and documents. palaeographer n. [french: related to *palaeo-]
adj. (us paleolithic) of the early part of the stone age. [greek lithos stone]
n. (brit. Palaeontology) the study of life in the geological past. palaeontologist n. [greek on ont- being]
n. - thin flexible steel blade with a handle for mixing colours or applying or removing paint.
- blunt round-ended flexible kitchen knife. PANCHROMATIC
adj. (of a film etc.) Sensitive to all visible colours of the spectrum.
n. Large furniture removal van. [from *technic: originally as the name of a bazaar]
n. Woman's girdle with a crotch shaped like pants.
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