Quote Originally Posted by MattKing View Post
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.

Hope the translation services assist you
Thanks Matt, who said we speak the same language ?, I once found to my cost when I was in the military that to "knock someone up" means something completely different in North America
I actually have an American daughter in law, and some of the misunderstandings my wife and I have with her about language are hilarious.