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5,886 hits Rate me! Share Favorite | Flag 14 years ago by glennh70

Do you say 'boot' or 'trunk' for the part of a car?


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14 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Wednesday 1/9/08 - 7:17:12 AM EST (GMT-5)
Boot, is the common term down here. I was under the impression that only Americans call it a trunk.
14 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Wednesday 1/9/08 - 7:49:33 AM EST (GMT-5)
Canadians too and Koreans
14 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Wednesday 1/9/08 - 12:31:53 PM EST (GMT-5)
Like glennh70 said we call it trunk in Canada.
14 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Wednesday 1/9/08 - 12:38:47 PM EST (GMT-5)
I call it the trunk. If someone was talking about a boot on a car, I'd think of those things that go on the wheel so the car won't move.
14 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Wednesday 1/9/08 - 12:42:56 PM EST (GMT-5)
I've always called it the boot.
14 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Wednesday 1/9/08 - 1:07:56 PM EST (GMT-5)
On 2008-01-09 12:38:47.303 Carmella wrote:
I call it the trunk. If someone was talking about a boot on a car, I'd think of those things that go on the wheel so the car won't move.


you'd probably look a bit confused then if someone said 'let's stick this bag in the boot'
14 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Wednesday 1/9/08 - 1:15:50 PM EST (GMT-5)
Well, for us, the boot is that little 'shelf' in the back window. The trunk is the storage part.
14 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Wednesday 1/9/08 - 1:17:39 PM EST (GMT-5)
I say the boot. As in 'car boot sale.'
14 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Wednesday 1/9/08 - 1:17:54 PM EST (GMT-5)
On 2008-01-09 13:15:50.273 bookworm.RLB wrote:
Well, for us, the boot is that little 'shelf' in the back window. The trunk is the storage part.


interesting. so people would often say 'put it on the boot' I suppose rather than 'in the boot'
14 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Wednesday 1/9/08 - 2:29:11 PM EST (GMT-5)
trunk. i didn't know it had another name.
14 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Wednesday 1/9/08 - 2:30:54 PM EST (GMT-5)
On 2008-01-09 14:29:11.18 _Nostalgia_ wrote:
trunk. i didn't know it had another name.


it always amazes me when people say stuff like this, you should watch more English TV!
14 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Wednesday 1/9/08 - 2:36:47 PM EST (GMT-5)
On 2008-01-09 14:30:54.68 glennh70 wrote:
On 2008-01-09 14:29:11.18 _Nostalgia_ wrote:
trunk. i didn't know it had another name.
it always amazes me when people say stuff like this, you should watch more English TV!


I have a Sky digibox and all I watch every day is British television and I've never once heard (or at least noticed) British people calling the trunk a boot. Maybe it has to do with the fact that most of the shows I watch are American shows, but I do watch *some* British TV shows... mostly Brainiac, but hey.
14 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Wednesday 1/9/08 - 3:28:23 PM EST (GMT-5)
We always say trunk.
14 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Wednesday 1/9/08 - 4:00:01 PM EST (GMT-5)
I'm American, here it is a trunk
14 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Wednesday 1/9/08 - 4:05:34 PM EST (GMT-5)
Boot? I guess I learned something new today.
14 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Wednesday 1/9/08 - 4:19:07 PM EST (GMT-5)
I was just reading about British vs. American English, but I didn't come across boot/trunk.
14 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Wednesday 1/9/08 - 4:23:13 PM EST (GMT-5)
LOL



I think we can see what this comes down to, haha.
Unsurprisingly, I've always called it a boot.
14 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Wednesday 1/9/08 - 4:53:10 PM EST (GMT-5)
On 2008-01-09 16:23:13.087 mintyboy3000 wrote:
LOL [image] I think we can see what this comes down to, haha. Unsurprisingly, I've always called it a boot.


haha

It's a trunk, you silly Europeans. Boots go on your feet
14 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Wednesday 1/9/08 - 6:19:09 PM EST (GMT-5)
And bonnets go on your head.
14 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Wednesday 1/9/08 - 6:19:59 PM EST (GMT-5)
uh no Australians or New Zealanders? and it's about time Europe was split up a bit obviously
14 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Wednesday 1/9/08 - 9:03:21 PM EST (GMT-5)
I just call it the "back of the car"

example: Throw that tent in the back
14 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Wednesday 1/9/08 - 9:33:23 PM EST (GMT-5)
Trunk, I've never even heard of the first one.
14 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Wednesday 1/9/08 - 9:44:45 PM EST (GMT-5)
I've never heard it called a boot.
14 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Thursday 1/10/08 - 8:51:35 AM EST (GMT-5)
On 2008-01-09 18:19:59.71 glennh70 wrote:
uh no Australians or New Zealanders? and it's about time Europe was split up a bit obviously

It doesn't bother me too much, but I would rather the UK was separate because most of the 'Europeans' are from the UK and I'm tired of being called 'European'!

UK & Ireland, Northern Europe, Western Europe, Eastern Europe, would be cool.
14 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Thursday 1/10/08 - 8:54:11 AM EST (GMT-5)
And I don't think it includes Aus/NZ on that graph because not enough of them have voted. Looking at some of my old questions where hundreds have voted, it includes Aus/NZ, Sth America, Asia, Africa...

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