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Apparently the dictionary definition of breezeway is "a roofed passage open on two sides connecting two buildings or parts of a house". I've never used it that way. For me, the "breezeway" is a narrow passageway between two buildings which stand very close to one another but are not attached. (Very common in the urban areas where I've lived most of my life. The "breezeway" between our building and the one next door is probably about 6 foot wide.)

How do you use the term? And if you have a different term for what I'd call a "breezeway", what is it?


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If I was getting mega-dialecty, that's almost a twitten, but twittens don't exist outside of Lewes and environs.


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Roll or bap. A bun is sweet unless it's a burger bun but that is really just a roll playing an elaborate ruse. A bap is flatter than a roll. A burger bap is a nice floury white thing with just the barest suggestion of a crust, whereas a burger bun is a moulded wheat-based sponge with sesame seeds on top.


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Conversely, the only kind of bun which is sweet here is a cinnamon bun.

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Well, I posed the question on my FB and, to a person, every Chicagoan (and even non-Chicagoans who have lived here a while) replied "gangway". How have I never learned this even though I picked up "parkway" for the easement between sidewalk and curb?


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Wow, you guys have something between your sidewalks and your curbs? That must be nice. the easements here are into the actual properties, ie the lawn.

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It. Although actually it-games are a whole family of things. We used to play It, with or without homes, and ____ (can't think of the name, damn it!), which is It usually without homes but where It remains It even when someone else has become also It (so the number of people who are It increases until only one person is not It), and bulldog, which is basically contagious It with two homes at opposite ends of a rectangle, and traditionally people run en masse, and traditionally it's exceptionally violent. Plus some versions of twenty-twenty and hide-and-seek have an It feature, where the caught join the hunt/watch. And there's stuck-in-the-mud, where when you're caught by It you have to stand still with your arms and legs akimbo and can't move until someone crawls through your legs.

Actually, these games formed a clear progression of maturity:

normal It > It with homes (because it enables children to not play if they don't want to) > stuck-in-the-mud (actually ends, has a winner) > contagious It, whatever the name for it is (maybe this was Tag? not sure) (because it has a winner but encourages paranoia and betrayal also) > "we're far too grown up for that" (football and hotbot) > twenty-twenty, which I still play with friends when the environment is conducive.

Why exactly twenty-twenty is perfectly respectable for a bunch of teachers and accountants and army officers to play, whereas plain contagious It is ridiculously childish, is just one of the mysteries of culture...

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you call that "it"? it's called tig in the uk and tag in america.

also we called "stuck in the mud" tunnel tig when i was growing up. we also had other variations like toilet tig (you stand with your arm out and wait for someone to flush you).

the other ones... you might want to actually explain them if you want anyone else to be able to give an answer to what they are called. you mentioned "twenty-twenty" but how are we supposed to know what this is if you don't explain it?


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I think I called that frozen tag, but freeze tag sounds familiar too. Maybe both were common where and when I was growing up.


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