I am working on an article in part about London transport, which I really love. I was thinking up all the things I like about the Tube (especially as compared to the NYC subway, my local transport) and although it seems silly, I really enjoy the "way out" signs. For one, it's impossible to get turned around because the signs are always there when you step off the train. But I also just like the sound of it-- I'm not sure why though?
Does anyone have an explanation of why the UK uses the phrase "Way out" whereas most other countries seem to use exit (or their translation of it)? Just curious.