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. - rehearsal.
- brief survey. RABELAISIAN
adj. - of or like the french satirist rabelais or his writings.
- marked by exuberant imagination and coarse humour. RADIOACTIVE
adj. Of or exhibiting radioactivity.
n. Radioactive isotope of carbon.
adj. Of or relating to electronically produced sound, esp. Music.
mus. —adv. & adj. With a gradual decrease of speed. —n. (pl. -s or -di) passage to be performed in this way. [italian]
n. Instrument for estimating the distance of an object to be shot at or photographed.
n. Archaic or joc. Rascal. [perhaps from *rascal]
(also rasta) —n. Member of a jamaican sect, often having dreadlocks and regarding haile selassie of ethiopia as god. —adj. Of this sect. [ras tafari, title of former emperor haile selassie]
n. Dish of stewed onions, courgettes, tomatoes, aubergines, and peppers. [french dial.]
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The cockroach has a high resistance to radiation and is the creature most likely to survive a nuclear war.