Re: USAGE: screwdriver

Subject: Re: USAGE: screwdriver
From: Matt Ion <soundy -at- NEXTLEVEL -dot- COM>
Date: Wed, 17 Jul 1996 10:55:20 -0800

On Wed, 17 Jul 1996 14:32:13 +1000, Colleen Dancer (02) 333-1862 wrote:

>Matt said:
>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) :)

LPG -- "natural gas" to North Americans (I suppose elsewhere in the
world, "natural gas" would be more of a bodily reference :) Actually,
cars CAN be run on both, though not simultaneously.

Your friend and mine,
Q: Why don't blind people skydive?
A: It scares the heck out of their dogs.

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