Question/deep thought of the day

1 Mar

Half the fun of living here is learning about the different words for things. For instance, whenever we would say “mail,” they say “post.” So you go to the post office to post your letter, then the postman delivers your post (which in our case comes through a slot near the front door and never fails to startle me. The first time it happened I was convinced someone was breaking into our flat).

“Post” instead of “mail.” That makes sense. But then how do you explain this:

British post is delivered by Royal Mail, and US mail is delivered by the United States Postal Service.


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