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    LIE stands for?

    Hello, wcould you please helpme with the meaning of LIE in the following sentence:


    The traffic was awful. The LIE (in capital words) doesn't move, you know.


    Thank you

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    Re: LIE stands for?

    Full context probably shows that it is the Long Island Expressway.

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    Re: LIE stands for?

    Quote Originally Posted by Anglika View Post
    Full context probably shows that it is the Long Island Expressway.
    Anglika, I am impressed! How did you figure out that LIE meant Long Island Expressway? There was absolutely nothing in cmp's post to indicate this possibility!



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    Re: LIE stands for?

    The number of posts where the information is available a few keystrokes away these days. Perhaps we should also be showing posters how to seek out information for themselves.

    The context is traffic, and we have the acronym LIE

    Put 'LIE traffic' into Yahoo and what do we find?

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    Re: LIE stands for?

    Quote Originally Posted by David L. View Post
    The number of posts where the information is available a few keystrokes away these days. Perhaps we should also be showing posters how to seek out information for themselves.

    The context is traffic, and we have the acronym LIE

    Put 'LIE traffic' into Yahoo and what do we find?
    Hi, David!

    Thanks for your quick reply!

    Obviously, I was so shocked by Anglika's detailed response that I foolishly never even thought about the Google possibility!

    When the Brits start throwing around common American acronyms as if they are routinely discussed over tea and crumpets it is time for the Yanks to stand up and applaud!

    Best wishes for a great week!

    Cheers,
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    Re: LIE stands for?

    Actually - even simpler - go to an abbreviations dictionary

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    Re: LIE stands for?

    I grew up in New York, so it was obvious to me, but then I moved here (near Philadelphia), and none of the route numbers are used - it's all nicknames! I wonder how anyone new ever gets around.

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    Re: LIE stands for?

    Hi, I've indeed put 'LIE' into Yahoo...but not 'LIE traffic' as you mention...But Anglika is always of a great help. When I'm in 'trouble' and post, I always expect Anglika to answer!

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