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?

3 thoughts on “Saloons?

  1. 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.

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