Is ‘till’ used in the US

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Is ‘till’ used in the US

Post by Helen_Combe » 04 Apr 2018, 07:42

Is the word ‘till’ to mean a cash register used in the US?
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Post by Eryn Bradshaw » 04 Apr 2018, 14:44

I knew the word but never used it or heard it use until I met my British husband. Even when I worked at places with a cash register, I never heard anyone call it a till. So I would say no, we just call it a cash register or a register.
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Post by Helen_Combe » 04 Apr 2018, 15:48

Thank you, it explains the confusion in yesterday’s book of the day.
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Post by KRay93 » 04 Apr 2018, 18:19

No, as far as I know, the term is only used in the United Kingdom and in those countries that were once its colonies, the terms obviously associated with their English. Isn’t "cashbox" also used in US English?

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Post by Eryn Bradshaw » 04 Apr 2018, 22:03

KRay93 wrote:
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No, as far as I know, the term is only used in the United Kingdom and in those countries that were once its colonies, the terms obviously associated with their English. Isn’t "cashbox" also used in US English?
Yes, cash box is a term we use as well but it's different from a cash register. I assumed it was a term used here as the local coffee shop here in the town in RoI I'm living in uses one.
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Post by Shawna-Key2018 » 06 Apr 2018, 00:15

The term 'til is short for until. It is used in poetry and informal writing. Till (no apostrophe) is a cash register / cashbox.

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Post by Helen_Combe » 06 Apr 2018, 04:09

Shawna-Key2018 wrote:
06 Apr 2018, 00:15
The term 'til is short for until. It is used in poetry and informal writing. Till (no apostrophe) is a cash register / cashbox.
And the process of soil preparation.
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Post by Shawna-Key2018 » 14 Apr 2018, 14:32

Yes, one can till the soil. Thanks! I didn't think of that definition.

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