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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—attrib. Adj. (of a hedge etc.) Formed of cuttings, esp. Hawthorn. —n. Hedge formed in this way.
n. (pl. -ies) 1 philos. Essence of a thing.
- quibble; trivial objection. [latin quidditas from quid what] QUIETISM
n. Passive contemplative attitude towards life, esp. As a form of mysticism. quietist n. & adj. [italian: related to *quiet]
n. State of quiet.
n. Five objects, esp. Trees, at the corners and centre of a square or rectangle. [latin, = five-twelfths]
n. Traitor, collaborator. [quisling, name of a norwegian officer and collaborator with the nazis]
adj. Extravagantly and romantically chivalrous. quixotically adv. [don quixote, in cervantes' romance]
adj. Worth quoting.
n. Result of a division sum. [latin quotiens -ent- how many times]
math. —adj. Involving the square (and no higher power) of an unknown quantity or variable (quadratic equation). —n. Quadratic equation.
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The largest cockroach on record is one measured at 3.81 inches in length.