Friday, December 19, 2008

More Proper English

Operating Theater: This is what we would refer to as an operating room or OR. The Brits just say theater. I guess it makes the idea of having an operation kind of could say "no, I can't have lunch tomorrow because I am going to the theater."

Boot: Trunk of the car.

Bonnet: Hood.

Cattery: A kennel for cats.

Coriander: Cilantro.

Sellotape: Scotch tape (you should have seen me asking store clerks for scotch tape and then trying to describe it... grin and nod, grin and nod.)

999: comparable to 911 in the US.

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