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    Call it anything you like

    Londoners call theirsubway the Underground, even though 55 percent of it lies above ground. Nomatter when you access the oldest public transportation system in the world, youcan call it anything you like. Trains started in 1863 and they’ve been runningever since. Some 3 million people ride each day, every one of them rememberingto “Mind the gap”.

    What does the underlined sentence mean?


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    Re: Call it anything you like

    NOT A TEACHER,

    It means that English subway does not have to be called the Underground. Because it is the oldest transportation system in the world, it can be called anything you wish.

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    Re: Call it anything you like

    You can't call it anything you like.

    Londoners and most other Britons call it the Underground or the Tube.

    I don't advise referring to it as the Subway or the Metro, which are the names of underground railways in other cities.

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    Re: Call it anything you like

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    You can't call it anything you like.

    Londoners and most other Britons call it the Underground or the Tube.

    I don't advise referring to it as the Subway or the Metro, which are the names of underground railways in other cities.

    Rover
    Are you saying that the underlined sentence sarcasm?

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    #5

    Re: Call it anything you like

    The underlined sentence is strange. I don't really know what message the writer is attempting to convey.

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    Re: Call it anything you like

    It would have made a little more sense if it had said "No matter where ​you access ..." not "when". That at least ties in with the fact that it talks about the line running overground a lot even though it's called the Underground.

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