Some copy I was subbing yesterday kept making mention of a certain vehicle's performance on sidehills. Thinking 'sidehill' was a technical term, or at least a specific type of hill or slope, I was surprised to find that the Oxford English Dictionary just defines it as North American for 'hillside'.
We say 'hillside'; they say 'sidehill'. Let's call the whole thing off.
And now I'm off to have a wichsand.
(Incidentally, I'd love to hear from any North American readers as to whether they use 'sidehill', 'hillside', or both).
The ambiguous Oxford comma
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