The BBC offers 10 things we didn’t know last week that we probably won’t want to forget. I think some of them are quite forgettable. But what about this one?
5. Pedestrians hit by four-wheel drive cars are twice as likely to die as those struck by saloons, according to new research in the United States.
Who gets struck by a saloon? Do they mean a sedan? Or has the US had a rash of pedestrian striking saloons that I missed? Or is saloon the Brit word for sedan?
LOL! Now, I wonder what that is as well!
Found something! It seems to be a type of sports car, very high-end.
From the dictionary definition for saloon
“2 (also saloon car) Brit. an automobile having a closed body and a closed trunk separated from the part in which the driver and passengers sit; a sedan.”
Those wacky british.