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. Member of the peoples said to be descended from shem (gen. 10), including esp. The jews and arabs. [greek sem shem]
n. Malleable odourless plastic explosive. [from semtín in czechoslovakia, where it was originally made]
n. - legislative body, esp. The upper and smaller assembly in the us, france, etc.
- governing body of a university or (us) a college. - ancient roman state council. [latin senatus from senex old man] SENDUP
n. Colloq. Satire, parody.
adj. - of old age.
- mentally or physically infirm because of old age. senility n. [latin: related to *senescent] - dementia n. Illness of old people with loss of memory and control of bodily functions etc. SENIOR
citizen n. Old-age pensioner.
- nursing officer n. Person in charge of nursing services in a hospital. - school n. School for children esp. Over the age of 11. - service n. Royal navy. - —adj. - more or most advanced in age, standing, or position. - (placed after a person's name) senior to a relative of the same name. —n. - senior person. - one's elder or superior. seniority n. [latin comparative of senex old] SENORA
n. Title used of or to a spanish-speaking esp. Married woman.
n. Device for detecting or measuring a physical property. [from *sensory]
n. (pl. -ies) soldier etc. Stationed to keep guard. [perhaps from obsolete centrinel, var. Of *sentinel]
n. Septic condition. [greek: related to *septic]
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When a giraffe"s baby is born it falls from a height of six feet, normally without being hurt.