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. Formal rebuke; find fault with. [latin prehendo seize]
v. - stand for or correspond to.
- (often in passive) be a specimen of. - embody; symbolize. - place a likeness of before the mind or senses. - (often foll. By as, to be) describe or depict as; declare. - (foll. By that) allege. - show, or play the part of, on stage. - v. Submit (a cheque etc.) Again for payment. REPRIMAND
—n. (esp. Official) rebuke. —v. Administer this to. [latin: related to *repress]
n. Unprincipled or immoral person. [latin: related to *prove]
v. Process again or differently.
v. (-cing) 1 produce a copy or representation of.
- cause to be seen or heard etc. Again (tried to reproduce the sound exactly). - produce further members of the same species by natural means. - refl. Produce offspring. reproducible adj. REPROGRAM
v. (also reprogramme) (-mm-; us -m-) program (esp. A computer) again or differently. reprogramable adj. (also reprogrammable).
v. Publish again or in a new edition etc. republication n.
v. (-ting) 1 a disown, disavow, reject. B refuse dealings with. C deny.
- refuse to recognize or obey (authority or a treaty). - refuse to discharge (an obligation or debt). repudiation n. [latin repudium divorce] REPUGNANT
adj. - extremely distasteful.
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