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. - long slender flexible appendage of an (esp. Invertebrate) animal, used for feeling, grasping, or moving.
- channel for gathering information, exercising influence, etc. tentacled adj. [latin: related to *tempt] TERMINAL
—adj. - a (of a condition or disease) fatal. B (of a patient) dying.
- of or forming a limit or terminus (terminal station). —n. - terminating thing; extremity. - terminus for trains or long-distance buses. - = *air terminal. TERMINUS
n. (pl. -ni or -nuses) 1 station at the end of a railway or bus route.
- point at the end of a pipeline etc. [latin, = end, limit, boundary] TERRAPIN
n. - n. American edible freshwater turtle.
- (terrapin) propr. Type of prefabricated one-storey building. [algonquian] TERRAZZO
n. (pl. -s) smooth flooring-material of stone chips set in concrete. [italian, = terrace]
adj. - colloq. Very great or bad (terrible bore).
- colloq. Very incompetent (terrible at maths). - causing or likely to cause terror; dreadful, formidable. [latin terreo frighten] TERRIBLY
adv. - colloq. Very, extremely (terribly nice).
- in a terrible manner. TERRIFIC
adj. - colloq. A huge; intense (terrific noise). B excellent (did a terrific job).
- causing terror. terrifically adv. [latin: related to *terrible] TERTIARY
—adj. - third in order or rank etc.
- (tertiary) of the first period in the cenozoic era. —n. (tertiary) tertiary period. [latin tertius third] TERYLENE
n. Propr. Synthetic textile fibre of polyester. [from terephthalic acid, *ethylene]
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