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  • I find it interesting that although 'queue' is exactly the right word to use in the UK and most other english-speaking countries, it is not widely understood in the USA. In fact if you have a crowd of Americans and ask them to form a queue, you'll end up with a line of those people from the crowd who've studied computer science and the remaining people standing looking confused and wondering what language you're speaking.
    • Plus another set of people who are anglophiles and have picked up 'queue' from watching BBC America or PBS. (Amount of overlap between the two groups may vary depending on how recently cable has been installed to the region.)
    • So what's the US-english word for queue? While I do know that UK-people are famous for their queueing, I assume that US-people form queues from time to time ...

      wait a bit, 'standing in line', or something? (defintly easier to type then queue, but we had an old-school english teacher, so I learned 'queue')
  • BTW, 'cash desk' in the US is a 'cash register', or just the 'register'.
  • The (computer scientist?) Sheamus J. Finnegan discovered the famous queing law, that now bears his name:

    In any queing system, the other queues are always faster

    It's true, just as Murphy's law.