lots of british english words are used here:
lift = elevator
queue = line
lorry = truck
a funny story: one day i was driving and all of the sudden i see a whole bunch of indian guys on the side of the road start to get up and move to the curb. i'm freaking out (remember i'm new to this whole driving on the other side of the street and random laws here). anyway, i think that this whole sea of men are going to spill into the street, and possibly jump me. then i look in my rear view to change lanes and i see it. an empty lorry.
i guess they were hailing a ride the same way you hail a taxi around here.