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. (also ricksha) light two-wheeled hooded vehicle drawn by one or more persons. [abbreviation of jinrickshaw from japanese]
—n. - rebounding of esp. A shell or bullet off a surface.
- hit made after this. —v. (-cheted; -cheting or -chetted; -chetting) (of a projectile) make a ricochet. [french] RIDDANCE
n. Getting rid of something. good riddance expression of relief at getting rid of something.
n. Road or track along a ridge.
—n. Derision, mockery. —v. (-ling) make fun of; mock; laugh at. [latin rideo laugh]
n. - a kind of grape.
- white wine made from this. [german] RIFFRAFF
n. (often prec. By the) rabble; disreputable people. [french rif et raf]
n. Soldier armed with a rifle.
adj. - a (of a person) legitimately entitled to (a position etc.) (rightful heir). B (of status or property etc.) That one is entitled to.
- (of an action etc.) Equitable, fair. rightfully adv. [old english] RIGHTISM
n. Political conservatism. rightist n. & adj.
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Jellyfish have no brains, yet they can tell light from dark, and sence movement.