Date: Fri, 9 Dec 1994 17:10:00 GMT From: J.Kirk[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]QUEENS-BELFAST.AC.UK Subject: Re: boot and bonnet Standard British terms. A car has a boot unless it's a hatchback. The hood of the engine is the bonnet. Everyone over here will tell you. In Algeo's terms they're 'Britishicisms', but for us they're plain English! John Kirk The Queen's University of Belfast