Another difference in British and American English

The Time Hunters - Carl Ashmore

what the book said:


"A mighty crack echoed all around. And then silence. Slowly, Becky lowered her hand and gasped. A milk float had materialised on the lawn."







what I envisioned:



Which made no sense, of course.


had to look it up, and got this:


A milk delivery truck!  much more plausible.