Date: Fri, 9 Dec 1994 19:01:26 -0600 From: Natalie Maynor 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 > writings). 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]