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10 Jun 2019, 7:02 pm

Which floor is the arrow pointing to in these 2 images.

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10 Jun 2019, 7:03 pm

Most of the time, in my experience, the bottom floor would be the "ground floor" and the floor above it would be the "first floor." But, supposedly, in the US, the first floor is the same as the "lobby" or "ground floor."

Where I grew up, the first floor was the floor above the lobby (like in the UK).

There are times when the "ground floor" is the "first floor," though.

The level of the "ground floor" is, many times, known as the "lobby."



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10 Jun 2019, 7:29 pm

First story, or lobby.Second story.


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10 Jun 2019, 7:48 pm

Misslizard wrote:
First story, or lobby.Second story.


I'm glad you said that :lol:

I use ground floor and first floor ( which I think is common in the UK )


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10 Jun 2019, 7:50 pm

Here in Wales it is just as common to use 1st and 2nd floors.


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10 Jun 2019, 8:03 pm

Mountain Goat wrote:
Here in Wales it is just as common to use 1st and 2nd floors.


Yeah , I've just had this debate with my GF


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10 Jun 2019, 8:06 pm

The UK calls storys "storeys."



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10 Jun 2019, 8:50 pm

In the US, a burglar is known as a "second story man."



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10 Jun 2019, 8:57 pm

Questions for the Brits:
How old does a guy have to be to qualify as a "bloke"?

How old does a bloke have to be to no longer qualify as a "lad"?

How old does a lad have to be to no longer call it his "willy"?

Is it true that you pronounce urinal "yu-RYE-nal"?

(I'm laughing just typing that.)



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10 Jun 2019, 9:16 pm

^ Can't answer any of those questions except the last - it's true :lol:


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10 Jun 2019, 9:50 pm

Misslizard wrote:
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I was working a train one summer when a lady with an American accent said "Where's Johnny?" or something along those lines... I was puzzled and must have looked at her daft as she corrected herself and said "Where's the bathroom?"
I pointed to the lavatory and said "There it is, but you won't find a bath in it". :p

She probably said “the John”.
Around here a bath room is a restroom.



I once was reading a book by an American psychiatrist called Scott Peck. He wrote something about the possibility that when he became old and infirm, he might 'go to the bathroom in my pyjamas'. It took me quite a while to work out what he actually meant by that....


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11 Jun 2019, 2:45 am

I’m thinking age 18 for the lad/bloke line.



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11 Jun 2019, 3:07 am

In a bar in Georgia a guy asked me "Is this the line for the head?"
I thought "I think he means the queue for the bog."


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11 Jun 2019, 4:38 am

SaveFerris wrote:
Mountain Goat wrote:
Here in Wales it is just as common to use 1st and 2nd floors.


Yeah , I've just had this debate with my GF


The "Ground floor" and the "First floor" above it is an English thing I believe. Not sure... It doesn't help when my local council run multistory car park has two floors lablelled with the same floor number... Is a bit wierd when one climbs the stairs and stops for a rest or slows down... Then climbs again to see the same floor number! I think it does it in the lift as well, but I don't use the lift. I don't like them. I tend to not like confined spaces like that, and besides, when I was in my late teens to early 20's three times I was stuck in lifts all in seperate locations. I avoid lifts and also esculators that go downhill which means certain places I tend to avoid if theh have no normal stairs. One shop has a choice of lift or esculator and my Mum insists I go up because she wants to buy trousers or something and needs me to look. (I rarely ever get new clothes as I like the ones I have... I'd rather patch my comfy old ones up). Anyway. I am a little nurvous while up there because I know I need to use either the lift or the esculator to get back down, and I use the esculator objectively. Going up on an escilator isn't too bad. Is going down I don't like... with all those people coming up towards you... :lol:


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11 Jun 2019, 4:50 am

Mountain Goat wrote:
It doesn't help when my local council run multistory car park has two floors lablelled with the same floor number... Is a bit wierd when one climbs the stairs and stops for a rest or slows down... Then climbs again to see the same floor number!


I can't remember the last time I used a multi storey car park but I remember the lifts only going to alternate floors.


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