Which is which? Lift or elevator?
Have you experienced being in a very shameful situation? I think you did. Yet, I won't ask you what it is. Just keep it for yourself and for your privacy.
However, let me share you this cock and bull story hence, I never thought this will happen in my life.
I was a college freshman when I decided to go to the mall for I needed to buy an English book. When I reached there, I directly went to the elevator for the bookstore is in the third floor. I was lucky when I found out that the elevator is in the ground floor. I was about to push the open button when a British woman came.
She gladly asked, "Will you use the lift?"
I froze for a moment and rolled my eyeballs. I heard her asked again.
"Will you use the lift?"
I asked her in return, "I beg your pardon?"
The British woman just smiled and pushed the open button. Then, the elevator opened and she got in. I took big steps to get in too. Then, she drew a smile on her face again and said.
"So you'll use the lift."
I just nodded and mummed the words. The next thing I observed was silence.
- cock and bull
- story which means an unbelievable tale or story
- the words which means to keep quiet or to say nothing
Elevator is also known as lift. Elevator is used by Americans while lift is used by Englishmen.