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. - person trained in a particular branch of a profession, esp. Medicine.
- person who specially studies a subject or area. SPECIALITY
n. (pl. -ies) 1 special subject, product, activity, etc.
- special feature or skill. SPECIALIZE
v. (also -ise) (-zing or -sing) 1 (often foll. By in) a be or become a specialist. B devote oneself to an interest, skill, etc. (specializes in insulting people).
- (esp. In passive) adapt for a particular purpose (specialized organs). - (as specialized adj.) Of a specialist (specialized work). specialization n. [french: related to *special] SPECTACLED
adj. Wearing spectacles.
n.pl. Pair of lenses in a frame resting on the nose and ears, used to correct defective eyesight.
adj. Temporarily silent because of emotion etc.
n. The study of caves. [greek spelaion cave]
n. White waxy substance from the sperm whale, used for ointments etc. [medieval latin, = whale sperm]
n. Substance able to kill spermatozoa. spermicidal adj.
n. Lamp burning methylated spirit etc. Instead of oil.
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A cat sees about six times better than a human at night.