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Old 05-13-2017, 12:54 PM
Shagnasty Shagnasty is offline
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Originally Posted by PatrickLondon View Post
I know "stiles" as the steps that allow people to climb over a fence across a footpath while preventing animals from getting out.
The more common term is turnstile and almost everyone knows that. Those are the barriers that you can walk through one way but not the other like at a subway station. Therefore, it is easy to figure out the more simple version of one.

The thing I find most remarkable is that Americans, Canadians, English, Irish and Australians still speak the same language with only a few exceptions (we will leave the Scottish and Brooklynites out of this for now). Despite hundreds of years of separation, the vast majority of it would be perfectly mutually intelligible if the rest of them just learned to talk right.

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