[Tagging] Fuel shops
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Fri Mar 20 13:16:15 UTC 2015
On 20/03/2015 12:18, Jan van Bekkum wrote:
> There is a similar confusion for kerosine (US), paraffine (UK),
> petroleum (NL); it all the same liquid.
(for the avoidance of doubt) the normal UK spelling is "Paraffin".
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paraffin sums up the confusion nicely. If
you go into (say) an agricultural supplies place in the UK and say "I'd
like some paraffin please" they'd think you were asking for what in the
US is referred to as Kerosine / Kerosene rather than paraffin wax or any
of the other possibilities.
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