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Posted By: David Knight
Posted On: Saturday May 11, 2019 at 7:14 AM
 
Message:
But wait, there’s more! Two nations divided by a common language

American—British

In addition to Fenders—Wings...

Tires—Tyres
Hood—Bonnet
Convertible top—Hood
Truck—Lorrry
Gasoline—Petrol
Wagon—Estate car
Sedan—Saloon
Vent Window—Quarter light
Windshield—Windscreen
Trunk—Boot

Any more?

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Message thread:

Brooklin Diaries for May 8 by John Kuvakas #25826
I wonder what the stone guards on the Black Tucker are? by David Knight #25826.1
These are the vents in the rear wings David (EOM) by John Roberts #25826.1.1
Thanks, John, that’s what I was hoping. (EOM) by David Knight #25826.1.1.1
In case any Americans are present, they are talking about the by Don Anderson #25826.2
"Two nations divided by a common language"? attributed to Oscar Wilde, George by David Holcombe #25826.2.1
But wait, there’s more! Two nations divided by a common language by David Knight #25826.2.1.1
If Americans call the "bonnet" a "hood" what do they call the convertible top "hood"? (EOM) by Graeme Ogg #25826.2.1.1.1
A boot. (EOM) by John Kuvakas #25826.2.1.1.1.1
A "top" when its up and a "boot" when its down....at least in Canada. (EOM) by Jack Dodds #25826.2.1.1.1.2
My understanding is the boot is the cover for the top when down (EOM) by John Quilter #25826.2.1.1.1.2.1
Mine as well. (EOM) by John Kuvakas #25826.2.1.1.1.2.1.1
Yes, more by John Quilter #25826.2.1.1.2
Aeroplanes! (EOM) by John Roberts #25826.2.2
I'm not going to mention that "fanny" means two entirely different things to each side of the pond. (EOM) by John Kuvakas #25826.2.2.1
I work with a "Geordie" from Durham, UK.....she explained this to me!!! (EOM) by Jack Dodds #25826.2.2.1.1




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