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Entry from August 23, 2021
“Why do they call them lifts in the UK & elevators in the US?"/"Because we’re raised differently.”

Why does one country use the term “lifts” and another country use the term “elevators”?

“In the UK we call them lifts but in the US they call them elevators, because we’re raised differently” was posted on Twitter by Moose Allain Ꙭ on September 15, 2015. “Why do they call them lifts in the UK & elevators in the US? Because we’re raised differently” was posted on Reddit—Jokes on August 23, 2021.

“My wife always prefers the stairs; I take the elevator. I guess we were raised differently” is a related joke.


Twitter
Moose Allain Ꙭ
@MooseAllain
In the UK we call them lifts but in the US they call them elevators, because we’re raised differently.
9:58 AM · Sep 15, 2015·TweetDeck

Twitter
Melanie Bataillard-Samuel
@M_Bataillard
I think I’ve worked out why we call them ‘lifts’ and Americans call them ‘elevators’.
It’s because we’ve been raised differently.
5:36 AM · Nov 20, 2015·TweetDeck

Twitter
Moose Allain Ꙭ
@MooseAllain
In the UK we call them lifts but in the US they call them elevators, because we’re raised differently.
4:32 PM · Mar 5, 2016·Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
Andrew Rose Gregory
@arosegregory
Replying to @Mythical and @RhettandLink
it’s weird that americans call elevators lifts, and brits call them lifts...but after all, we’re just raised differently
3:45 PM · Sep 27, 2016·Twitter Web Client

Reddit—Jokes
Posted by u/Hassaan18 September 7, 2017
In the UK we call them lifts but in the US they call them elevators
Because we’re raised differently.
(Moose Allain)

Twitter
Bill Helton
@7colonel7
In the USA we call them ELEVATORS...In the UNITED KINGDOM they Call them LIFTS...I guess cause we’re RAISED Differently!
10:14 PM · Feb 13, 2020·Twitter Web App

Twitter
Alice Mills
@millsalice144
In Australia, they say “lifts”, but we Americans say “elevators” because we’ve been raised differently.
11:27 PM · Dec 23, 2020·Twitter for iPhone

Reddit—Jokes
Posted by u/NHLohlFan August 23, 2021
Why do they call them lifts in the UK & elevators in the US?
Because we’re raised differently.

LaffGaff
Lifts And Elevators
August 27, 2021 by laffgaff
Why do they call them lifts in the UK and elevators in the US?
Because we’re raised differently.

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