Today’s English lesson is dedicated to those words/phrases commonly seen on signs all over London:

Takeaway = Carry-Out

Way Out = Exit

Mind the… = Watch Out for… (e.g., “Mind the Step,” “Mind Your Head”)

Baggage Reclaim = Baggage Claim (“Reclaim” does make more sense, doesn’t it?)

Queue up = Stand in Line

Diversion = Detour

Give Way = Yield

Dual Carriageway = Two-Lane Highway

Humps = Bumps (as in road bumps…get your mind out of the gutter)

As you can see, while using different phrasing, the signs are nonetheless quite self-explanatory, so you won’t have too difficult a time understanding them.  And the signs in this city that you will be most grateful for are the ones painted where the sidewalks meet the street:  “Look Left” or “Look Right.”  Now that is tricky, but I promise you’ll get the hang of it to the point where you’ll be forgetting the correct way to look back home!  And regardless, when you’re exploring your neighborhoods and finding your flat through London Relocation Ltd., we’ll always point you in the right direction.

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