Thursday, March 29, 2007

You Say Tomato...

You know how, in America, if you rent DVDs on-line through Netflix, your movie selections are kept in your "Queue". Queue is a common British word that means to stand in a proper line. Very orderly, very British and a very appropriate word choice for keeping track of the lineup of movies you want to see, in the order you want to see them. Well, here in England there's no Netflix, but amazon.com.uk offers the same on-line DVD rental service. Except the part where you keep track of the movies you want to see is called "Your Rental List". How odd...

1 comment:

Katie said...

I have a sign in my apartment - very Kenyan (and British, too) - "Queue Up, Please."