Barney & Clyde by Gene Weingarten, Dan Weingarten & David Clark

Barney & Clyde

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  1. simpsonfan2

    simpsonfan2 said, almost 4 years ago

    Lift. In the U.K. anyway.
    Boot: Americans wear them, Brits have them on their cars.
    Chips are what they call fries, they call chips crisps.

    They call cookies biscuits.

    At least not as wild as the Australians are.

  2. Susan Abe

    Susan Abe GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    Well, duh, because you don’t lift an elevator; it lifts you.

  3. finale

    finale said, almost 4 years ago

    Ranting linguist! Run away (from her; outwards, in any direction).

  4. Tom Flapwell

    Tom Flapwell said, almost 4 years ago

    I think it’s merely a shortening of “pocket watch” and “wristwatch.”
    What I really want to know is how baseball arrived at the unimaginative, potentially confusing term “ball” for when the pitch goes outside the batting zone. Surely they had a better name once upon a time, but my research has come up short.

  5. GSJ Olé

    GSJ Olé said, almost 4 years ago

    And a jumper is the U.S.’s cardigan, and a ’needle and cotton" is “needle and thread”.

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