I suppose inventing the language gives the British the right to call things and spell things how they like. Trunk is an old English term for the trunks that were carried on the backs of carriages. American is a collection of misnomers adopted by those who like to call an arse an ass. Don't we know that an ass is what you put a saddle on and not the arse end of a person! LOL!! (I'm only "joshing"!!!! I'm Irish anyway!)Catipulting is a misnomer that was adopted by those who like to call a boot a trunk. Dont we know that a boot is what you put on your foot and not the ass end of a vehicle.