noun plural -ties
a public utility that provides more than one essential service, such as supplying both gas and electricity
A Glimpse Into The Differences Among US, UK, And Aussie EnglishAmerican, Australian, and UK English sometimes feel like apples and oranges ... and bananas? The real kicker comes when a juxtaposition of all three languages occurs (Like in this here slideshow!), because that's when their differences really shine.
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