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Old 01-17-2005, 04:44 PM   #20
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Re: Which car magazine is this?

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Originally Posted by R/T
I love CAR. I live in the U.S., too, and I have to go to the Newstand to find it. Suprizingly, it sells out quite fast else where. I try to read the articles, but all this U.K. humor and words are hard to understand. I picked up an issue recently, and had something on the Enzo:

"The boot is small, and can really only carry a box of fags..."

I seriously when crazy on that one. FAGS?!? Someone told me later it meant cigarettes, and I felt releaved. Then I realized how small of a trunck space that is, and went crazy again.
here is a lesson on english(UK)-english(US) translations:
boot=trunk
bonnet=hood
windscreen=windshield
tyre=tire
saloon=sedan
estate=wagon
4X4=suv (of course)
chips=fries
lift=elevator
fags=cigarettes

hopefully this course has improved your use of "the Queen's English". now you dont have to fear going to england and have the minor inconvieniance of using the wrong word.
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