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Posted by Lewis on September 02, 2004

In Reply to: This one has to be U.S. speak posted by Lotg (OZ) on September 02, 2004

: A line in a book I'm reading (Kathy Reichs' Monday Mourning) says:

: "For the second time that week I pulled into a pay lot in the old quarter." My query is with 'pay lot'. Is that a parking lot?

I think it is what we Brits call a 'pay and display car-park'. The distinction is that 'parking lot' does not signify that payment needs to be made.

"They paved paradise and put up a parking lot."