The curious substitution of the word "reject" for "object" has enabled the English court to give a meaning to acceptance widely different from any meaning given by any court prior to 1S78, and remarkable for its disregard of the language of the act. It is now held that if goods are offered under contract to the buyer and the buyer examines them, even though immediately upon such examination he refuses them, there is an acceptance.42 The English Sale of Goods Act, following these
39 15 Q. B. 428.
40Kibble v. Gough, 38 L. T. Rep. 204; Page v. Morgan, 16 Q. B. D. 228; Taylor v. Smith,  1 Q. B. 65; Abbott v. Wobey,  2 Q. B. 97; Edwards v. Brown, 98 Me. 165, 166, 60 Atl. 664; Rodgen v. Phillips, 40 N. Y. 619, per Woodruff, J.
41Remick v. Sandford, 120 Maes. 399, 316; Simpson v. Krumdick, 28 Minn. 352, 364, 10 N. W. 18. Receipt and acceptance will not be invalidated, therefore by a subsequent return of the goods to the seller, if the latter does not assent to receive them back. McMillan v. Heaps, 85 Neb. 635, 123 N. W. 1041.
42 Kibble v. Gough, 38 L. T. Rep. 204; Page v. Morgan, 15 Q. B. S. 228; Taylor v. Smith, [1893| 2 Q. B. 66; Abbott v. Wolsey,  2 Q. B. 97. See also Thames Canning Co. a. Eckdecisions, now defines acceptance as meaning any act by the buyer in relation to the goods which recognizes a pre-existing contract.43 These English cases, however, have had no following in the United States.44