I have a question here regarding the term 'parking ticket'
I was wondering if it has more than one meaning? I have two choices here:
1. a ticket that you get from a parking meter in order to park your car without getting a fine
2. a ticket which indicates that you're fined and shows the amount that you have to pay
Am I right?
Could you advise and provide me some more information about the terms ?
I'd appreciate your help.
In the UK, the term ´parking ticket´could mean either of your options depending on the context.
You can, of course, be issued with a parking ticket, otherwise known as a parking fine
I could ask if you have purchased a parking ticket for the car park you are in whilst shopping, for example
Thanks, Rachel - I didn't know it meant something else in the U.K. Parking meters don't give tickets in the U.S. Parking garages, do, but I think we pretty much just call them tickets. Or put a the in front of it: "Damn it! What did I do with the parking ticket?")
Just calling them parking tickets would confuse us. (We confuse easily....)