Or do we?
My friend Dale and I went to the zoo the other day (a work related trip!). Dale is from England (this is important).
I would like to share a conversation we had on the way there.
Dale: Hey look at that tram.
Carrie: That’s not a tram, that’s a trolley.
Dale: No, a trolley is what you push your groceries in.
Carrie: That’s a cart.
Dale: That’s what a horse pulls!
Carrie: That’s a buggie.
Dale: That’s what you put your baby in.
Carrie: No, that’s a stroller.
Dale (through gritted teeth): No. That’s a person who likes to walk.
Ahhhh…the English language.
This is why I studied linguistics.