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. Microprocessor with integral memory designed for parallel processing. [from *transistor, *computer]
adj. Situated, arranged, or acting in a crosswise direction. transversely adv. [latin transverto -vers- turn across]
cheque n. Cheque for a fixed amount that may be cashed on signature abroad.
- joy n. Wild clematis. - tale n. Incredible and probably untrue story. TRAVELLING
salesman n. = *commercial traveller.
n. Film or illustrated lecture about travel. [from *travel, after monologue]
adj. Suffering from nausea caused by motion in travelling.
n. = *treadmill 1, 2.
adj. - colloq. Remarkable, considerable, excellent.
- awe-inspiring, overpowering. tremendously adv. [latin tremendus to be trembled at: related to *tremor] TRICHOLOGY
n. The study of hair. trichologist n.
adj. Of the council of trent, held at trento in italy 1545–63, esp. As the basis of roman catholic orthodoxy. [medieval latin tridentum trento]
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The placement of a donkey"s eyes in its" heads enables it to see all four feet at all times.