On Thu, 30 Dec 2004 12:52:12 -0500, Sheldon Brown wrote
> I wrote, perhaps obscurely:
> > > What gets amusing is that some of the _same_ terms are used to
> >> refer to _different_ parts of cars. Examples that come to mind are
> > > "hood" & "boot" but I believe there are others as well.
> Steven Sheffield replied:
> >Bonnet == hood == front of motorcar.
> >Trunk == boot == back of motorcar.
> >I've never heard of the trunk/boot being referred to as the "hood" ...
> Sorry if I wasn't clear, I didn't mean to suggest that these terms
> referred to the converse parts.
> In British usage, a "hood" is a converible top.
A "convertible" top (removable hard-top), or a "cabriolet" top (foldable soft-top)?
Steven L. Sheffield
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