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Old 07-04-2016, 05:11 AM
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Originally Posted by kaylasdad99 View Post
Unless I'm mistaken, the common storage solution was a steamer trunk strapped to the back of the car. on the outside.

I suspect that this is why we call the storage compartment in the rear of today's cars the "trunk."

Maybe someone could explain why those wacky Brits call it the "boot."
It's at the other end of the car from the "bonnet".

(We all know that American cars only went from the "hood" to the "trunks". The legs of the people pushing go out to the boots.)