trunk vs boot

Catherine Merlen traduction at WORLDONLINE.FR
Mon Dec 2 18:50:00 UTC 2002

le 2/12/02 18:36, Erin Conley à ekconley at HOTMAIL.COM a écrit :

> In the small Kentucky community, where I grew up, people always referred to
> the "trunk" of the car as the "boot."  I always thought it was the southern
> way of saying it, until I first went to college in the mountains of Eastern
> Kentucky.  It was there that my new friends laughed their heads off at
> hearing me say this.  Someone told me that is how they refer to it in
> England.  Does anyone know if theret is truth to that?  Since that time, I
> have never heard any other Kentuckians refer to it as a "boot" other than
> those who live in my little community.

Indeed, the boot is the trunk in england. They even have boot-sales here,
some sort of swapmart or garage sales out of the boot of their cars.


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