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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v. (-ting) 1 replace in a former position.
- restore (a person etc.) To former privileges. reinstatement n. REITERATE
v. (-ting) say or do again or repeatedly. reiteration n.
n. What is said in reply; retort. [anglo-french: related to *rejoin2]
—adj. - devoted to religion; pious, devout.
- of or concerned with religion. - of or belonging to a monastic order. - scrupulous, conscientious. —n. (pl. Same) person bound by monastic vows. religiously adv. [latin religiosus: related to *religion] RELIQUARY
n. (pl. -ies) esp. Relig. Receptacle for a relic or relics. [french reliquaire: related to *relic]
adj. (often foll. By to + infin.) Unwilling or disinclined. reluctance n. Reluctantly adv. [latin luctor struggle]
—n. - residue.
- remaining persons or things. - number left after division or subtraction. - copies of a book left unsold when demand has almost ceased. —v. Dispose of (a remainder of books) at a reduced price. [anglo-french: related to *remain] REMEASURE
v. (-ring) measure again.
v. (-cing) indulge in reminiscence.
n. - reduction of a prison sentence on account of good behaviour.
- remitting of a debt or penalty etc. - diminution of force, effect, or degree (esp. Of disease or pain). - (often foll. By of) forgiveness (of sins etc.). [latin: related to *remit]
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