Re: Line vs. queue...

Subject: Re: Line vs. queue...
From: Sandy Harris <pashley -at- storm -dot- ca>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 07 Jun 2002 20:41:57 -0400

Charles E Vermette wrote:
> Elizabeth O'Shea wrote:
> <<<Once again, I have a usage question for our company style guide. In
> our list
> of European/US English spellings and usage, my colleague has included :
> queue = line
> queuing = queuing
> My query is about the second: I never recall anyone in the US queuing,
> although I remember people waiting in line.

That fits my experience as a Canadian who's lived in the UK and worked
with various Brits, Aussies, etc. North Americans might also "line up"
where Brits would "queue".

However, I've heard some Americans use "waiting on line" where I could
only say "in line". Does that depend on dialect or formality or what?

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