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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comb. Form 1 denoting action back or in return.
- anat. & med. Denoting location behind. [latin] - slang —adj. Reviving or harking back to the past. —n. Retro fashion or style. RETRY
v. (-ies, -ied) try (a defendant or lawsuit) a second or further time.
—v. (-sing) use again. —n. Second or further use. reusable adj.
—v. (-ll-; us -l-) 1 have a good time; be extravagantly festive.
- (foll. By in) take keen delight in. —n. (in sing. Or pl.) Revelling. reveller n. Revelry n. (pl. -ies). [latin: related to *rebel] REVUE
n. Entertainment of short usu. Satirical sketches and songs. [french: related to *review]
n. (pl. Same or -s) colloq. Rhinoceros. [abbreviation]
—n. - identity of sound between words or their endings, esp. In verse.
- (in sing. Or pl.) Verse or a poem having rhymes. - use of rhyme. - word providing a rhyme. —v. (-ming) 1 a (of words or lines) produce a rhyme. B (foll. By with) act as or treat (a word) as a rhyme (with another). - make or write rhymes. - put or make (a story etc.) Into rhyme. rhyme or reason sense, logic. [latin: related to *rhythm] RIDER
n. - person who rides (esp. A horse).
- additional remark following a statement, verdict, etc. riderless adj. RIDGE
—n. - line of the junction of two surfaces sloping upwards towards each other (ridge of a roof).
- long narrow hilltop, mountain range, or watershed. - any narrow elevation across a surface. - elongated region of high barometric pressure. - raised strip of esp. Ploughed land. —v. (-ging) mark with ridges. ridgy adj. [old english] RIFLE
—n. - gun with a long rifled barrel, esp. One fired from the shoulder.
- (in pl.) Riflemen. —v. (-ling) make spiral grooves in (a gun, its barrel, or its bore) to make a projectile spin. [french] - v. (-ling) (often foll. By through) 1 search and rob. - carry off as booty. [french]
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Ostriches can run faster than horses.