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Old 11-14-2005, 06:55 PM   #51  
Mr. Wizard

Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Ferndale, Michigan
Age: 71
Posts: 5,981

Just remembered an incident in England that was one of those collisions of colloquialisms...

As we use the expression "to call up someone" when phoning, they use the expression "to knock up someone" when going visiting... I literally fell off the chair laughing when my English friend suggested we should "go knock up her girlfriend"! Of course, it means "to impregnate" in American...
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