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The American "elevator" is the British "lift". In Britain, your auto's
engine is under the bonnet and runs on petrol; in North America, the
car's motor is under the hood and runs on gas.
I think this is a good case for translations becoming dangerous. In
Australia, at least in the capital cities, both gas and petrol is sold.
Gas is LPG - liquid petroleum gas. And the consequences of mixing petrol
and gas up could be dangerous. So a car would run on either gas or petrol
(not both) :)
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