Date: Fri, 9 Dec 1994 19:01:26 -0600

From: Natalie Maynor maynor[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]RA.MSSTATE.EDU

Subject: Re: boot and bonnet

I think those are standard British usages (I'm basing this mostly

on old mystery novels, though, not conversational data or recent


The first car I ever owned (as opposed to my parents' cars, which I drove

as a teenager) had a bonnet and boot: an MG Midget. I loved that car.

I even loved the owner's manual with its information about bonnet, boot,

tyres, etc.

--Natalie (maynor[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]