[mythtv-users] British vs. American English (was MythTV requires a better name)
dsr-myth at tao.merseine.nu
Thu Sep 20 13:58:25 UTC 2007
On Thu, Sep 20, 2007 at 08:42:18AM +0100, James Fidell wrote:
> David Brodbeck wrote:
> > I've heard the term "Q-ship" used in American usage to refer to a car
> > that's far faster than it looks. "Sleeper" is more common, though.
> > Never heard it used to refer to an unmarked cop car, but given the
> > etymology of the term it makes sense.
> I (in the UK) have heard the term Q-car to mean one that's hand-built,
> I assume because such vehicles were given a registration number with
> "Q" as the year designator when registered to be driven on the road.
No, it's military jargon.
A Q-ship is a merchant freighter that has been rebuilt with
concealed weapons and/or armor.
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