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. Esp. Us shorthand typist. [greek stenos narrow]
n. Female stepchild.
adj. Using two or more channels, giving the effect of naturally distributed sound.
n. Livestock farmer.
n. - requisite(s) of a trade or profession.
- characteristic or essential product; characteristic behaviour, actions, etc. STOUTHEARTED
adv. = straight away.
—n. - strong garment with long sleeves for confining a violent prisoner etc.
- restrictive measures. —v. (-t-) 1 restrain with a strait-jacket. - severely restrict. STRANGLEHOLD
n. - throttling hold in wrestling.
- deadly grip. - complete control. STRATIGRAPHY
n. Geol. & archaeol. - relative position of strata.
- the study of this. stratigraphic adj. [from *stratum]
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A cat uses whiskers to determine if a space is too small to squeeze through. The whiskers act as antennae, helping the animal to judge the precise width of any passage.