Originally Posted by prairie tuber
" Flat blown up in air bed accident "
Another Britishism that puzzles us North Americans. We can see why they are called 'flats' after they get blown up, but why before?
On a similar vein, here's some Americanisms can confuses us Brits...
What the hell's a Condo?
Flat...house without a roof. It's therefore 'flat'
Detached House...a house not connected to the ones either side of it
Semi-detached house...think about it
Farmhouse...think about it
And you think we're daft