- For Teachers
Most of us have travelled by plane at least once in our life. Before passing Customs Control we check in our luggage and take something with us on board, usually small bags and laptops. These things are called "carry-on", this word being America, as far as I know. What other synonyms are used to talk about things taken by passengers with them on board?
Do you use "carry-on" in British English?
I'd say most of us use 'hand-baggage'.
So the joke about the hawk who tried to check in for his flight with a dead rabbit in each talon, saying "But it said 'two carrion per passenger'" won't work in the UK?
I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.
It works for me, Barb_D, but it is late on a Saturday night.