[Tagging] life ring or life preserver
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:
> British English: lifebelt
> American English: lifebuoy
> German English: lifering
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