In the interests of trivia, I thought I’d share a conversation I had with a Zimbabwean colleague of mine. As we approached a roundabout, much to the hilarity of all passengers, he said “Go straight ahead at the circle.”
It turns out that they have different names for everyday things in different countries! If that wasn’t enough, he then told me that they have a different name for traffic lights too: “Robots”.
“Turn left at the next set of robots” one would say.
Imagine how cranky Will Smith (aka Detective Del Spooner) would be living in Zimbabwe: “Hey… everyone stop talking about the damn robots!