Guy Gardener wrote:
Non Americans ditto.
I thought it might have been a typo, and you had meant to say "on the Noose."
I remember the first time I was in London and I asked a native London resident why everyone was, "Jay-walking." The person looked at me like I was speaking a foreign language.
And for those that don't know - jay walking is a common American term for people who don't cross a street at the cross walk or at an intersection but rather anywhere then traffic clears.
Had a female friend in high school who visited London one summer. She said the hotel asked her if she like someone to "knock her up" in the morning. She was ready to call the police. That means VASTLY different things in our two countries!