Clew, lift, pram, lorry, hire car, motorbike, mould, bangers, and dirty dick, and...
I love English as she is spoke by the British. Usually I have absolutely no trouble understanding what is being said because of the context within which it is being used. So when someone is pushing a pram I know almost instinctively that:
It's a Monty Python sketch!!
Our PBS local is really a BBC outlet.
Most "Englishisms" make perfect sense, pram - perambulator. Still I question SOME words. aluminum is NOT spelled al-u-minium and it is missle NOT mis-sile.
But, then, the poor dears over the pond have a Queen and while I'm sure she is a lovely person, she certainly doesn't know how to dress.
CB (irreverent as usual)