I NEVER KNEW THIS
I NEVER KNEW THAT WAS WHAT AMERICANS MEANT WHEN THEY SAID “QUITE”
WHY DIDN’T ANYBODY TELL ME
SUDDENLY THAT ONE SONG THAT GOES “HELLO I MISS YOU QUITE TERRIBLY” MAKES LIKE A MILLION TIMES MORE SENSE
are you serious british people
i feel like this means i’ve been overestimating your enthusiasm about things for my entire life
“Quite” is British for “i don’t really care about the thing”
Is the front of a car called the hood?
it’s ok wiki told me. you do realise that most of the rest of the world doesn’t call it a hood, right?
Hood (Bonnet in English speaking countries outside North America with the exception of the Canadian Maritimes)
I think it’s odd myself and I’m American. Hood, even though I’ve used it all my life, just… isn’t quite right when you think about the meaning of it and what it’s used for in other instances (like clothing, etc.).
Okay, so it kinda fits because we call the hood the front hinged “lid” that covers the motor (but then why not call it a lid? Car lid?), but… I dunno. It just seems strange to me.
The trunk of the car sounds right to me. It’s an open area with a lid that you can put your stuff into, so that makes sense.
But it seems to me if you’re going to call anything on a car the hood, it would be the roof that goes over your head, or even the soft top that comes out when you’ve got a convertible top.
Yes, I’m blathering about silly things 😀