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British - US
lorry - truck
artic - semi (truck)
truck - hand truck
carriage - car
tram - trolley or streetcar
trolley - pushcart
trafficator - turn signal
roundabout - traffic circle (now roundabout)
dual carriageway - divided highway
kerb - curb
pavement - sidewalk
give way - yield
bonnet - hood
boot - trunk
priority road ahead - yield ahead
overtake - pass on right (British) or left (US)
undertake - pass on left (British) or right (US)
flyover - overpass
tarmac - asphalt (paving)
 
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trafficator - turn signal
Trafficator??! Where on earth did you find that term? I doubt you’d find anyone under seventy in the UK who had even heard it. It was the name of a mechanical semaphore signal used on some cars in the early 20th century.
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They were phased out in the 1950’s when illuminated signals were mandated. Your ‘turn signals’ are universally known simply as ‘indicators’ here.
 

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Absolutely. And an Atmos system that works with the top down. 🤪
Don't laugh too soon. With all the imitation surround systems in cars these days, it will not be long until it happens with Atmos, remembering that Atmos for Headphones is a thing, as is 2.1 "Virtual Atmos".
 

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Trafficator??! Where on earth did you find that term? I doubt you’d find anyone under seventy in the UK who had even heard it. It was the name of a mechanical semaphore signal used on some cars in the early 20th century.
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They were phased out in the 1950’s when illuminated signals were mandated. Your ‘turn signals’ are universally known simply as ‘indicators’ here.
It was in a library book "The Learner Driver". It showed the trafficator signals as the blinking indicator.

I have seen what you call the trafficator on a Volkswagen.. I don't think it was ever approved here.

Maybe, like Kleenex was here, Trafficator because a generic word for a while.

I loved how I came upon a chapter "In case of disaster" in the book. Here in the US, a disaster is a cataclysmic event with many dead. In Britain, it is a traffic accident.
 

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It was in a library book "The Learner Driver". It showed the trafficator signals as the blinking indicator.
In the UK the flapping paddle was the only thing called a trafficator.

I loved how I came upon a chapter "In case of disaster" in the book. Here in the US, a disaster is a cataclysmic event with many dead. In Britain, it is a traffic accident.
I never knew that. But it is information that will surely come as a great relief to those that mistakenly thought they had died in disasters in the UK.
 
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Just saw this article and thought it would interest many.
BMW with 30 speakers.....

Blimey, my Audi A5 with a B&O Spatial/3D system (I've only listened to 5.1 surround flacs so far though), only has 19 I've been hard done by :ROFLMAO: Let me guess Audi's next B&O system will have 31 :p
 

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Blimey, my Audi A5 with a B&O Spatial/3D system (I've only listened to 5.1 surround flacs so far though), only has 19 I've been hard done by :ROFLMAO: Let me guess Audi's next B&O system will have 31 :p
I have 17 in my Acura TLX/ASPEC/720 Watts
Every door, Rears, & Overhead; quite sufficient, I may add; especially with USB/5.1; WOW!
 

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I have 17 in my Acura TLX/ASPEC/720 Watts
Every door, Rears, & Overhead; quite sufficient, I may add; especially with USB/5.1; WOW!
"Rears & Overhead" ...and people scoff at Atmos in a car. It's 95% here. We just need the decoder....
 
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