- Feb 7, 2006
Yes Jo, here we tend to call the luggage compartment the boot.
Can you imagine a grown man, presumably in a suit, climbing in to the luggage compartment of an ordinary saloon car. I don't believe we are talking about an Audi here, probably a Ford Escort or something along those lines. He would have to have 'folded' himself with great care as most 'boots' were not very big. Imagining how he would go about it made me laugh.
Yes, it sounds funny but I think I read in the various books that they used a station wagon with blackened rear windows... Still, very undignified!