[Tagging] life ring or life preserver

John Eldredge john at jfeldredge.com
Tue Aug 11 21:30:30 UTC 2015


Some of the Sherlock Holmes stories make reference to a type of weapon 
called a life preserver, what an American would call a blackjack or cosh. 
Is that usage of "life preserver" now archaic in British speech?

-- 
John F. Eldredge -- john at jfeldredge.com
"Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot 
drive out hate; only love can do that." -- Martin Luther King, Jr.



On August 9, 2015 2:05:14 AM Andreas Goss <andig88 at t-online.de> wrote:

> http://talk-gb.openstreetmap.narkive.com/hXPJNpfG/life-ring-british-english
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> British English: lifebelt
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> American English: lifebuoy
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> German English: lifering
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