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    7. <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #000000; font-weight: bold"><font color=yellow>lost and found</font color=yellow></span hi>?

    Am I on the right track?

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    Re: English is Unamerican

    Becky,

    Close but not quite. The left-luggage office might serve that specialized purpose, however.

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    English is Unamerican

    What is the American English equivalent of these British words?
    1. doss house
    2. flex
    3. friendly society
    4. hire system
    5. Indian rubber
    6. leading article or leader
    7. left-luggage office
    8. poste restante
    9. raider
    10. ticket of leave

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    7. <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #000000; font-weight: bold"><font color=yellow>lost luggage office</font color=yellow></span hi> then?
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    Re: English is Unamerican

    According to the definition I have, still not quite right even though the phrase implies your answer.

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    7. If it follows the pattern of making things the distinct opposite of Britain, then I guess it could be the
    <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #000000; font-weight: bold"><font color=yellow>right luggage office</font color=yellow></span hi> c.f. driving!

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    5. <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #000000; font-weight: bold"><font color=yellow>Eraser?</font color=yellow></span hi> I assume that it should have been India rubber
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    Re: English is Unamerican

    1. <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #000000; font-weight: bold"><font color=yellow>flophouse</font color=yellow></span hi>
    2. <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #000000; font-weight: bold"><font color=yellow>electric cord</font color=yellow></span hi>

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    Re: English is Unamerican

    #7. The definition I have is checkroom.

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    Re: English is Unamerican

    Correct. Yes, India rubber is the more common form.

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    Re: English is Unamerican

    Tony,

    Both are correct.

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    Re: English is Unamerican

    3. <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #000000; font-weight: bold"><font color=yellow>Fan Club</font color=yellow></span hi>
    6. <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #000000; font-weight: bold"><font color=yellow>Headline (as in a newspaper or something)</font color=yellow></span hi>
    10. <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #000000; font-weight: bold"><font color=yellow>Pinkslip</font color=yellow></span hi>?

    I know that Tony's answer to #1 was correct, but I have never heard that term before. I've heard of a <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #000000; font-weight: bold"><font color=yellow>dive</font color=yellow></span hi>, but never a <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #000000; font-weight: bold"><font color=yellow>flophouse</font color=yellow></span hi>. I know there are many words I have yet to learn (there are many posts in Scuttlebutt that prove that fact!).

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    Re: English is Unamerican

    Becky,

    All your words make good sense, but they're not quite on the mark.

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    Re: English is Unamerican

    Hi Becky
    <hr>Never heard that term before<hr>
    To use an English saying - It's a 2-way street - there are some words/phrases from this puzzle that are not commonly used in the UK and you will find many Brits who have not heard of them. Slang words and phrases can be a very local affair.

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    3. <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #000000; font-weight: bold"><font color=yellow>Insurance broker?</font color=yellow></span hi> - not too sure about that because the English version is a rather specialised term.

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