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11 Jun 2019, 5:49 am

My building growing up had a ground floor and first floor. Some buildings in NYC use the ground floor/first floor format.

The floor on street level—whether ground or first—is called the lobby.



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11 Jun 2019, 9:02 am

Doesn’t geezer mean something besides an older man in the UK?
Here it’s the same as codger.


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11 Jun 2019, 9:07 am

Misslizard wrote:
Doesn’t geezer mean something besides an older man in the UK?
Here it’s the same as codger.


Yeah, a geezer is a name for a man ( doesn't have to be a duffer or codger :wink: ) but is often used with certain characteristics. Characteristics can differ i.e. dodgy geezer , sound geezer etc


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11 Jun 2019, 9:15 am

My daughter has been fortunate and visited the UK and she mentioned there is a rivalry between the north and the south.
Sort of like here in a way.


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11 Jun 2019, 9:28 am

An "old geezer" is a curmudgeonly type of old man in the US. It's not often used when referring to women.

It's not used much amongst people of the Millennial generation.



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11 Jun 2019, 10:03 am

I'm not sure how localised this is but the opposite ( sex ) of a duffer is a gripper


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11 Jun 2019, 10:35 am

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


A "lad" equals "boy" in American.

And a "bloke" equals a "guy" in American.

So the age cutoffs are the same for the equivalent terms.



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11 Jun 2019, 10:49 am

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I'm not sure how localised this is but the opposite ( sex ) of a duffer is a gripper

Lol So would a overly frisky gripper be a slapper gripper?
Biddie is what older ladies are called here.


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11 Jun 2019, 11:19 am

Misslizard wrote:
SaveFerris wrote:
I'm not sure how localised this is but the opposite ( sex ) of a duffer is a gripper

Lol So would a overly frisky gripper be a slapper gripper?
Biddie is what older ladies are called here.


Never heard that combo but why not :twisted:

We have biddies too :lol:


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11 Jun 2019, 3:54 pm

Most of the things people say in the US is also said in Canada but we also use some words from the UK. I feel like all I do is tell people in the UK that I'm not American and people in the US that I'm not British. :(

No wonder the world is the hot soupy mess that it is People can't even tolerate how different cultures say or spell anything.



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11 Jun 2019, 5:36 pm

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And a "bloke" equals a "guy" in American.




Can't 'guys' also include females in American parlance?


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11 Jun 2019, 5:38 pm

DeepHour wrote:
naturalplastic wrote:

And a "bloke" equals a "guy" in American.




Can't 'guys' also include females in American parlance?

Yes,usually in groups.Also it used to be a potato chip brand whose slogan was “Don’t forget the Guys.”


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11 Jun 2019, 5:41 pm

Most of the time, a "guy" is a male.

But, if men and women are hanging out in a mixed group, they are all considered "guys."

I used to hear "old biddie" when I was a kid. It meant a nasty old person.



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11 Jun 2019, 6:35 pm

We say “Ya’ll”instead of “You guys.”Really old people would sometimes use “you’uns” but that’s hardly ever heard anymore.Sometimes a group of men can be called boys.


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11 Jun 2019, 8:20 pm

This different even in the UK

Morning meal - Breakfast

Midday ish meal - Lunch ( although is was dinner time in school )

Evening Meal - Tea


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