[mythtv-users] British vs. American English (was MythTV requires a better name)

David Brodbeck gull at gull.us
Thu Sep 20 05:52:50 UTC 2007

On Sep 19, 2007, at 9:49 PM, R. G. Newbury wrote:
> This was fine, since it brought his activities to the
> notice of the policeman in the unmarked car, just ahead of me (a Q- 
> car,
> if anyone wants another entry to the two countries rent by a language
> thread).

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.

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