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Old 16 July 2009, 09:21   #1
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Beware when repairing inflatables

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" Flat blown up in air bed accident "

Another Britishism that puzzles us North Americans. We can see why they are called 'flats' after they get blown up, but why before?
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" Flat blown up in air bed accident "

Another Britishism that puzzles us North Americans. We can see why they are called 'flats' after they get blown up, but why before?
As opposed to what? Blownapartments?
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" Flat blown up in air bed accident "

Another Britishism that puzzles us North Americans. We can see why they are called 'flats' after they get blown up, but why before?
On a similar vein, here's some Americanisms can confuses us Brits...

What the hell's a Condo?

Flat...house without a roof. It's therefore 'flat'
Detached House...a house not connected to the ones either side of it
Semi-detached house...think about it
Farmhouse...think about it

Condo???
Apartment???
Homestead???

And you think we're daft
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Another Britishism that puzzles us North Americans. We can see why they are called 'flats' after they get blown up, but why before?
Why do we call them apartments when they're all crammed together?

Why do we call them buildings when we're done putting them up? Shouldn't they be builts?



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Why do we call them apartments when they're all crammed together?

Why do we call them buildings when we're done putting them up? Shouldn't they be builts?



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Going further off the track......
Which cruel bugger gave Dyslexia it's name?
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dont forget the stone terrace house or the new name town house . ,,, i keep telling beachgoers in my sea safety talks that airbeds/ LILOs can be dangerous ,but now i have real evidence they are before they even reach the sea ,
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What the hell's a Condo?
A condom for (the) short?
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