Re: [Czechlist] Re: lead batteries, accumulators
- Stay with Jirka on this one, too technical or not. Please note that
'accumulator' is now virtually unused in English; the AmE battery vs BrE
accumulator is no longer valid - if it ever was (I've seen 'accumulator'
used in early American scientific texts, too). The only person I ever knew
who used 'accumulator' for 'battery' was born in the 1880's. He was a farmer
from deepest Devon and his speech was littered with archaic forms that
created much amusement when I used them at primary school in the early