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Posted By: dick greenhaus
14-Aug-08 - 03:47 PM
Thread Name: Divided by a common language
Subject: RE: Divided by a common language
The hours I once spent wrestling with British automobile shop manuals prompted me to start (although I never finished) a English/American automotive dictionary. Y'know An American wrench is an English Spanner,
a fender is a wing, a trunk is a boot, a choke is a strangler, a venturi is a choke etc. My favorite wia the English "straightforward" which translated to "bloody impossible"