Quote Originally Posted by benjiboy View Post
I once rang Directory Enquirys to get the phone number of somebody who lives in a village about twenty miles away from my home that I have visited several times, the Directory Enquirys man who answered the phone who had an almost unintelligible Indian accent told me the place where the person I needed to contact lives didn't exist, and when I asked him where he was speaking from he replied "Bangalore"
For the un-initiated ...

"Directory Enquiries" is the same as "Directory Assistance", and if you are young, the Directory was a book with names and corresponding telephone numbers that you could look up.

And if someone "rang" someone, it means they called them up on the telephone.

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