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Old 09-05-2002, 05:48 PM   #1
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Boot/Bonnet vs. trunk/hood

Okay, over here in the states we refer to the trunk and the hood of a car, over in Britain (and maybe all of Europe? not sure...) it's the bonnet and the boot. Is it just me, or does the British version just make more sense? I mean, I understand the hood part, but where did we get trunk?

Yes, I know it's a weird question, but maybe someone can shed some light on the subject.
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Re: Boot/Bonnet vs. trunk/hood

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or does the British version just make more sense?

No, dear; the British do not make any sense!!


*runs away giggling whilst the Brits here give chase*
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Old 09-05-2002, 06:49 PM   #3
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Seriously, I think that trunk comes from the trunk people would carry on steamships. I think the first cars had actual trunks that fastened on to the back end of the car. Who knows where "boot" came from!
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This is how I see it, Martha...

The bonnet is in the front...and bonnet and a hood are kind of the same thing, like something you put over your head...

and a boot is on the opposite end...like with a person, your bonnet would be at one end (your head) and the boot at the other (on your foot).
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its a boot and a bonnet here in Australia, but then again we are decendants of the poms
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Old 09-06-2002, 08:24 AM   #6
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Who knows where "boot" came from!
Maybe from Booty?

Overhere it's kofferbak/motorkap
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