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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List of words beginning with:
- Hon. Abbr. Right honourable. - Revd. Abbr. (also rt. Rev.) Right reverend. RU
abbr. Rugby union.
- symb. Ruthenium. RV
abbr. Revised version (of the bible).
suffix = *-ery (infantry; rivalry).
abbr. Royal automobile club.
n. Unit of absorbed dose of ionizing radiation. [from radiation absorbed dose]
abbr. Royal air force.
doll n. Stuffed cloth doll.
- trade n. Colloq. The clothing business. - n. - torn, frayed, or worn piece of woven material. - (in pl.) Old or worn clothes. - (collect.) Scraps of cloth used as material for paper, stuffing, etc. - derog. Newspaper. in rags much torn. Rags to riches poverty to affluence. [probably a back-formation from *ragged] - —n. - fund-raising programme of stunts, parades, and entertainment organized by students. - prank. - a rowdy celebration. B noisy disorderly scene. —v. (-gg-) 1 tease; play rough jokes on. - engage in rough play; be noisy and riotous. [origin unknown] - n. Ragtime composition. [abbreviation] RAJ
n. (prec. By the) hist. British sovereignty in india. [hindi]
abbr. - royal academy of music.
- random-access memory. - —n. - uncastrated male sheep. - (the ram) zodiacal sign or constellation aries. - hist. = *battering-ram. - falling weight of a pile-driving machine. - hydraulically operated water pump. —v. (-mm-) 1 force or squeeze into place by pressure. - (usu. Foll. By down, in, etc.) Beat down or drive in by heavy blows. - (of a ship, vehicle, etc.) Strike violently, crash against. - (foll. By against, into) dash or violently impel. [old english]
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