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London Tube: Why "Way Out" And Not "Exit"?

Thu Dec 14, 2006 2:23 am

A lot of people don't know English, but knows the meaning of some English word.
Everywhere you can see the word "Exit", all aprund the world, but not in London Tube, because they don't use the word Exit but Way Out....
Do you know why?
 
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RE: London Tube: Why "Way Out" And Not "Exit"?

Thu Dec 14, 2006 2:28 am

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RE: London Tube: Why "Way Out" And Not "Exit"?

Thu Dec 14, 2006 2:29 am

I think the British will probably tell you it's because "Exit" is a verb. "Way out" is a description. The British like to pick nits like that.
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RE: London Tube: Why "Way Out" And Not "Exit"?

Thu Dec 14, 2006 2:30 am

Quoting F.pier (Thread starter):
Way Out....
Do you know why?

No.
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RE: London Tube: Why "Way Out" And Not "Exit"?

Thu Dec 14, 2006 2:31 am

Exit is Latin. Way Out is Anglo-Saxon. We are maintaining the purity of our language you Latin speaking swine!  snooty   Wink
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RE: London Tube: Why "Way Out" And Not "Exit"?

Thu Dec 14, 2006 2:34 am

Quoting Banco (Reply 4):

LOL
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RE: London Tube: Why "Way Out" And Not "Exit"?

Thu Dec 14, 2006 3:03 am

Quoting Banco (Reply 4):
We are maintaining the purity of our language you Latin speaking swine!

Gut, dann können wir ja gleich auf Deutsch miteinander sprechen!

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RE: London Tube: Why "Way Out" And Not "Exit"?

Thu Dec 14, 2006 3:05 am

It's because "Far Out" is just too 'Sixties ....
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RE: London Tube: Why "Way Out" And Not "Exit"?

Thu Dec 14, 2006 3:09 am

Quoting AerospaceFan (Reply 7):
It's because "Far Out" is just too 'Sixties ....

Or too John Denver.

Urban legend says the sings were supposed to read "Way out, man!" but an economy drive shortened it.
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RE: London Tube: Why "Way Out" And Not "Exit"?

Thu Dec 14, 2006 3:13 am

because we prefer to keep the foreign muck who cant understand english trapped underground looking for the way out!  Wink
 
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RE: London Tube: Why "Way Out" And Not "Exit"?

Thu Dec 14, 2006 3:16 am

Quoting UALPHLCS (Reply 2):
think the British will probably tell you it's because "Exit" is a verb. "Way out" is a description. The British like to pick nits like that.

In Britain, people apparently tend to see "exit" in the way of the normal door or even emergency exit, but the large thing as a "way out". And when on long distance roads of the big kind they are on the "motorway" while the small road between the two parts of a house-complex is the "mews". And a subway in London has nothing to do with underground-railways but is just a pedestrians-way below the road.

[Edited 2006-12-13 19:18:13]
 
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RE: London Tube: Why "Way Out" And Not "Exit"?

Thu Dec 14, 2006 3:17 am

Quoting SlamClick (Reply 8):
Urban legend says the sings were supposed to read "Way out, man!" but an economy drive shortened it.

Whoa, that's totally awesome! Dude!

 

[Edited 2006-12-13 19:17:51]
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RE: London Tube: Why "Way Out" And Not "Exit"?

Thu Dec 14, 2006 3:19 am

Quoting ME AVN FAN (Reply 10):
while the small road between the two parts of a house-complex is the "mews".

first ive heard of it  Confused
 
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RE: London Tube: Why "Way Out" And Not "Exit"?

Thu Dec 14, 2006 3:25 am

Quoting Matt72033 (Reply 12):
first ive heard of it

What? I can't believe it!

It's simply the cat's meow, it is, mate.

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Thu Dec 14, 2006 3:28 am

Quoting AerospaceFan (Reply 13):

ahhh. thanks for clearing that up!
 
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RE: London Tube: Why "Way Out" And Not "Exit"?

Thu Dec 14, 2006 3:30 am

Quoting Matt72033 (Reply 14):
ahhh. thanks for clearing that up!

I always aim to please.

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RE: London Tube: Why "Way Out" And Not "Exit"?

Thu Dec 14, 2006 4:12 am

Quoting Matt72033 (Reply 12):
while the small road between the two parts of a house-complex is the "mews".
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first ive heard of it

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here a nice explanation :
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‘Mews’ as a name for a particular type of London street got its name in a rather roundabout way. In the Middle Ages to ‘mew’ meant to moult or shed feathers and the cage where a hawk might be put in its moulting season was sometimes called a ‘mew’. Henry VIII kept his hawks in Charing Cross, roughly where the National Portrait Gallery stands today. Although he replaced the mews with stables for his horses, it kept its name of ‘The Mews’. From then on, ‘mews’ – a plural word, now frequently used in the singular - became the name for any small street or yard in Georgian or Victorian London designed for stabling horses and carriages.
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www.mewsliving.co.uk/main_frame.htm
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and it is particularily practical to park cars. When in London with my own car or a hired one I prefer a particular hotel where you can leave you car in the mews right behind the hotel.
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RE: London Tube: Why "Way Out" And Not "Exit"?

Thu Dec 14, 2006 4:15 am

Quoting ME AVN FAN (Reply 10):
while the small road between the two parts of a house-complex is the "mews".

It can be, but not necessarily. A mews was a collection of buildings containing the stables for the horses. Obviously, most of these have been converted into residential areas, and highly desirable ones too, because the nature of the stables was that they were away from the main street. The mews isn't just any old gap between houses, it has a historical significance.
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RE: London Tube: Why "Way Out" And Not "Exit"?

Thu Dec 14, 2006 4:33 am

Quoting UALPHLCS (Reply 2):
The British like to pick nits like that.

England and America.....two great countries separated by a common language...
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RE: London Tube: Why "Way Out" And Not "Exit"?

Thu Dec 14, 2006 4:47 am

Quoting F.pier (Thread starter):
Do you know why?



Quoting Banco (Reply 4):
Exit is Latin. Way Out is Anglo-Saxon. We are maintaining the purity of our language you Latin speaking swine!

Same reason they call a car trunk a boot . . . or a subway a tube . . . or add extra letter "u"s all over the place . . . humour and the like . . . they constantly mis-spell words . . . quite aggravating if you ask me.

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RE: London Tube: Why "Way Out" And Not "Exit"?

Thu Dec 14, 2006 4:50 am

Quoting ANCFlyer (Reply 19):
they constantly mis-spell words . . . quite aggravating if you ask me.

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RE: London Tube: Why "Way Out" And Not "Exit"?

Thu Dec 14, 2006 4:51 am

Quoting ANCFlyer (Reply 19):
quite aggravating if you ask me.

No kidding. Driving on the wrong side of the road, on the wrong side of the car - what's that about - I guess I'll find out more tomorrow as I leave for their Island in about 3 hours...
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RE: London Tube: Why "Way Out" And Not "Exit"?

Thu Dec 14, 2006 4:53 am

Quoting ANCFlyer (Reply 19):
quite aggravating if you ask me.

Well, you have to understand it's for us intellectual Brits. One can understand the American need to simplify things, by removing letters and so forth.  snooty   Wink
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RE: London Tube: Why "Way Out" And Not "Exit"?

Thu Dec 14, 2006 4:55 am

Quoting Aerobalance (Reply 21):
Driving on the wrong side of the road, on the wrong side of the car - what's that about -

Apparently it goes back to the days when the main mode of transport was horses. A majority of people are right handed and therefore would carry a sword in their right hand. By riding on the left, their sword hand was then closest to any rival heading towards them.
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RE: London Tube: Why "Way Out" And Not "Exit"?

Thu Dec 14, 2006 4:57 am

Quoting Cosec59 (Reply 23):
their sword hand was then closest to any rival heading towards them.

Note to self: buy sword when arriving at LHR tomorrow...
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RE: London Tube: Why "Way Out" And Not "Exit"?

Thu Dec 14, 2006 4:59 am

Quoting Cosec59 (Reply 23):
Apparently it goes back to the days when the main mode of transport was horses. A majority of people are right handed and therefore would carry a sword in their right hand. By riding on the left, their sword hand was then closest to any rival heading towards them.

And incidentally, driving on the left is scientifically safer. It's been shown that in a crisis, humans will pull to the left, not the right, if they have to unthinkingly swerve. For all the poor souls in Europe and the US, that's straight into oncoming traffic. Well done all.  Wink
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RE: London Tube: Why "Way Out" And Not "Exit"?

Thu Dec 14, 2006 5:05 am

Quoting Aerobalance (Reply 24):
Note to self: buy sword when arriving at LHR tomorrow...

They sell them at Immigration. Go and ask one of the officers.
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RE: London Tube: Why "Way Out" And Not "Exit"?

Thu Dec 14, 2006 5:56 am

Quoting Aerobalance (Reply 21):
Driving on the wrong side of the road, on the wrong side of the car

Well the thing is in America and Europe they drive on the right side of the road, whele we English drive on the correct side.

Oh, and we can spell as well. Big grin
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RE: London Tube: Why "Way Out" And Not "Exit"?

Thu Dec 14, 2006 6:18 am

Quoting Helvknight (Reply 27):
Oh, and we can spell as well.

Not to mention rhyme too.
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RE: London Tube: Why "Way Out" And Not "Exit"?

Thu Dec 14, 2006 6:22 am

Quoting Cosec59 (Reply 23):
Apparently it goes back to the days when the main mode of transport was horses. A majority of people are right handed and therefore would carry a sword in their right hand. By riding on the left, their sword hand was then closest to any rival heading towards them.



Quoting Helvknight (Reply 27):
Well the thing is in America and Europe they drive on the right side of the road, whele we English drive on the correct side.

Technically this is true. My understanding is that Americans began driving on the other side of the road because the company that made Conestoga Wagon accidentally put the brake pedal on the wrong side of the wagon forcing the switch. It caught on apparently.
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RE: London Tube: Why "Way Out" And Not "Exit"?

Thu Dec 14, 2006 6:27 am

Being a student here in London for 3 years now...

I have almost totally been brainwashed by you Brits!  Wink

Now I spell everything the British English way, and even use their words for everything--even when I go home to the US for the summer or something! My family at home constantly reminds me that I'm in the US, not England, when I'm at home!

I love it though--and plan to spend a few more years here in London--if I get into a PhD course!

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RE: London Tube: Why "Way Out" And Not "Exit"?

Thu Dec 14, 2006 6:30 am

Uhhhhh......... I have seen "Way Out" signs at train stations here in Sydney too........ Not just an English thing.
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RE: London Tube: Why "Way Out" And Not "Exit"?

Thu Dec 14, 2006 8:18 am

Quoting Helvknight (Reply 27):
Oh, and we can spell as well.

 no   laughing 

Quoting Helvknight (Reply 27):
whele we English



Quoting SmithAir747 (Reply 30):
Being a student here in London for 3 years now...

I have almost totally been brainwashed by you Brits!

I think they make a pill for that, Smitty . . . .
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RE: London Tube: Why "Way Out" And Not "Exit"?

Thu Dec 14, 2006 8:22 am

Quoting ANCFlyer (Reply 32):
I think they make a pill for that, Smitty . . . .

Isn't that a suppository? Explains your accent 'Flyer...  Wink
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RE: London Tube: Why "Way Out" And Not "Exit"?

Thu Dec 14, 2006 11:14 am

Would all americans please note that south africa, india, pakistan, bangladesh, sri lanka, saudi arabia, united arab emirates, oman, iraq, iran, afghanistan, japan, australia, new zealand, and indonesia (to name a few) also drive on the left.
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RE: London Tube: Why "Way Out" And Not "Exit"?

Thu Dec 14, 2006 11:18 am

Quoting Wingscrubber (Reply 34):

So The English aren't the only ones who are wrong then, eh?
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RE: London Tube: Why "Way Out" And Not "Exit"?

Thu Dec 14, 2006 11:57 am

Quoting Banco (Reply 17):
while the small road between the two parts of a house-complex is the "mews".
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It can be, but not necessarily. A mews was a collection of buildings containing the stables for the horses. Obviously, most of these have been converted into residential areas, and highly desirable ones too, because the nature of the stables was that they were away from the main street. The mews isn't just any old gap between houses, it has a historical significance.

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historically and "scientifically" correct of course. But when I learnt properly English in 1972 I had to concentrate onto the main-meanings of terms and leave the finer points to others, and when coming round again on holidays I was rather interested in practical matters like where T.F. to place my car. Hotel receptionists do NOT give you historic explanations, they simply tell you "you can place your car in our area in the mews, here is the key, the entrance is just up the road here .... " .
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Quoting ANCFlyer (Reply 19):
a subway a tube .

well, in Britain, a subway is the subterranean area for pedestrians below roads. And you can have the flavours and the colours and take it all with humour, and travel fast on the motorway.
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Quoting Wingscrubber (Reply 34):
Would all americans please note that south africa, india, pakistan, bangladesh, sri lanka, saudi arabia, united arab emirates, oman, iraq, iran, afghanistan, japan, australia, new zealand, and indonesia (to name a few) also drive on the left.

ok in case of NZ, Australia, Indonesia, Japan, Bangladesh, SriLanka, India, Pakistan and South Africa, but WRONG in case of Iraq, UAE and Oman. Please abstain from driving on the left in the UAE !
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Quoting UALPHLCS (Reply 35):
So The English aren't the only ones who are wrong then, eh?

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he should have added Malta, Cyprus (BOTH sectors), Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Mocambique, Malawi, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Swaziland, Lesotho and Namibia plus the Virgin Islands where even the US part drives on the left !
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RE: London Tube: Why "Way Out" And Not "Exit"?

Thu Dec 14, 2006 2:57 pm

Quoting Banco (Reply 4):
Exit is Latin. Way Out is Anglo-Saxon.

I take it you mean West Germanic? That would be better put as ausgang, or "Go Out"

Quoting Banco (Reply 17):
It can be, but not necessarily. A mews was a collection of buildings containing the stables for the horses. Obviously, most of these have been converted into residential areas, and highly desirable ones too, because the nature of the stables was that they were away from the main street. The mews isn't just any old gap between houses, it has a historical significance.

My old office in London was on a Mews.
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RE: London Tube: Why "Way Out" And Not "Exit"?

Thu Dec 14, 2006 3:06 pm

Quoting ANCFlyer (Reply 19):
Same reason they call a car trunk a boot . . . or a subway a tube . . . or add extra letter "u"s all over the place . . . humour and the like . . . they constantly mis-spell words . . . quite aggravating if you ask me.

Ah well, that's why you lot buggered off to the Western Continent in the first place - basically too lazy to spell correctly, couldn't speak the Queens/Kings English and generally all round bad eggs! Big grin  duck 

And lets face it, a trunk is something an Elephant has or it's a large box. The boot is generally at the rear of the car, sorry, motor vehicle, and that's where you would put your trunk - see, lazy again!!

And Mews is what my cat does when she wants to go out!  duck 

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RE: London Tube: Why "Way Out" And Not "Exit"?

Thu Dec 14, 2006 3:08 pm

Quoting Wingscrubber (Reply 34):
Would all americans please note that south africa, india, pakistan, bangladesh, sri lanka, saudi arabia, united arab emirates, oman, iraq, iran, afghanistan, japan, australia, new zealand, and indonesia (to name a few) also drive on the left.

Sorry, we Indians drive on both sides of the road, whichever is convenient Big grin
 
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RE: London Tube: Why "Way Out" And Not "Exit"?

Thu Dec 14, 2006 3:38 pm

Quoting Blrsea (Reply 39):
Sorry, we Indians drive on both sides of the road, whichever is convenient

I think what he meant was that you are SUPPOSED to drive on the left. What you actually do, well, thats a moot point! Big grin

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RE: London Tube: Why "Way Out" And Not "Exit"?

Thu Dec 14, 2006 3:57 pm

Quoting Skidmarks (Reply 38):
generally all round bad eggs!

Well, we kicked your asses outta here didn't we . . .  duck 

 biggrin 

Quoting Wingscrubber (Reply 34):
Would all americans please note that south africa, india, pakistan, bangladesh, sri lanka, saudi arabia, united arab emirates, oman, iraq, iran, afghanistan, japan, australia, new zealand, and indonesia (to name a few) also drive on the left.

The US Virgin Islands does as well, WTF? It's cool if you're in a left hand drive car, but that right hand drive, left hand car crap has to go!  scared 

Quoting Blrsea (Reply 39):
Sorry, we Indians drive on both sides of the road, whichever is convenient

So did the French last time I was in Paris!
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Thu Dec 14, 2006 4:33 pm

Quoting Wingscrubber (Reply 34):
Would all americans please note that south africa, india, pakistan, bangladesh, sri lanka, saudi arabia, united arab emirates, oman, iraq, iran, afghanistan, japan, australia, new zealand, and indonesia (to name a few) also drive on the left.

Iran drives on the Right in Left Hand Drive cars. You may well have gotten a couple of those others wrong too.
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RE: London Tube: Why "Way Out" And Not "Exit"?

Thu Dec 14, 2006 6:27 pm

Quoting ANCFlyer (Reply 41):
Well, we kicked your asses outta here didn't we . . .

That's because we are gentlemen and not ruffians with loose morals and no taste for tea!! Big grin  duck 

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RE: London Tube: Why "Way Out" And Not "Exit"?

Thu Dec 14, 2006 6:31 pm

Quoting UALPHLCS (Reply 2):
The British like to pick nits like that.

That's because we invented the language, and are therefore allowed to nitpick!  

Quoting DL021 (Reply 18):
England and America.....two great countries separated by a common language...

  

Quoting Cosec59 (Reply 20):
The UK and the US.
Two countries divided by a common language

See above, read the script fella!

Quoting ANCFlyer (Reply 19):
Same reason they call a car trunk a boot . . . or a subway a tube . . . or add extra letter "u"s all over the place . . . humour and the like . . . they constantly mis-spell words . . . quite aggravating if you ask me.

Aggravating!? At least we don't say "like" at the end of every word in a sentence!   

Quoting ANCFlyer (Reply 41):
Well, we kicked your asses outta here didn't we . . .

You can thank the French for that.   


Another classic interesting one, just about English - not just British English is the term "GHOTI" - how would you say that word?

Answer = "FISH"

gh as in cough = f
o as in women = i
ti as in station = sh

I agree with above anyway, Exit sounds more like an emergency route, whereas 'way out' is better.

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RE: London Tube: Why "Way Out" And Not "Exit"?

Thu Dec 14, 2006 6:47 pm

Quoting F.pier (Thread starter):

Exit, way out what's the difference,as long as their are signs to guide you out of the underground then who cares,the less time i spend down there the better,as i hate the underground,but its the only fast way to get around london.

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RE: London Tube: Why "Way Out" And Not "Exit"?

Thu Dec 14, 2006 6:53 pm

Quoting Express1 (Reply 45):
Exit, way out what's the difference,as long as their are signs to guide you out of the underground then who cares,the less time i spend down there the better,as i hate the underground,but its the only fast way to get around london.

You're right. And by the way, the proper word is "Sortie". Silly Rosbeefs.
 
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RE: London Tube: Why "Way Out" And Not "Exit"?

Thu Dec 14, 2006 7:10 pm

Quoting Sebolino (Reply 46):

Dam and here's me thinking that Sortie was the name for a French post office worker
 Big grin

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RE: London Tube: Why "Way Out" And Not "Exit"?

Thu Dec 14, 2006 7:11 pm

Quoting Banco (Reply 4):
Exit is Latin. Way Out is Anglo-Saxon. We are maintaining the purity of our language you Latin speaking swine!

Actually it's greek. English took it from latin, but this comes from greek "exodos".
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RE: London Tube: Why "Way Out" And Not "Exit"?

Thu Dec 14, 2006 8:04 pm

Too me with the London Underground Way Out sounds better than Exit as with some stations you have to travel a long way to get above ground which would then be the exit.

Exit = outside; Way Out = You can head this way to go out; the exit is at the end.
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