Back in the day, Nigerians typically were only familiar with the “Queen’s” English; spoken and written. Present day, we have the effects of globalization, migration and the internet to thank for the blurring of the lines in terms of what’s acceptable (and sometimes understandable) English.
Here are some of our favourite auto and road related terms in British vs. American English that may cause some level of confusion day to day.
What’s your favourite one?
|British Term||American Term|
|Cubby Box||Glove Box Or Glove Compartment|
|FixedHead Coupe||2 Door Coupe|
|Gallon (Imperial)||4.5 US Quarts|
|Reversing Lights||BackUp Lights|
|Roundabout||Rotary, Traffic Circle|
|Saloon||Sedan or 4 Door|
|Shooting Brake||Station Wagon|
|Top Gear||High Gear|
|Wheel Nut||Lug Nut|
Hope you enjoy reading this. Till next time.