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Re: Erm..

Postby Tonyblack » Fri Aug 17, 2012 2:56 pm

I think the two words are interchangable. Generally we use the word flat here, although up market flats tend to get advertised as apartments. :)
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Re: Erm..

Postby raisindot » Fri Aug 17, 2012 3:02 pm

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Cheesewiz is just all right with me, Cheesewiz is just all right. :D

Dotsie wrote:ETA estate agents will always call it an apartment. But I don't think Mr Dotsie's ever used the word in his life


Speaking of those uniquely British terms, what the heck is an "estate car"? I know I could google it, but it's much more fun hearing it directly from you Brits.
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Re: Erm..

Postby raptornx01 » Fri Aug 17, 2012 3:03 pm

so what you would call a flat, we would call "the projects"? :lol:

What about Condos?
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Re: Erm..

Postby Tonyblack » Fri Aug 17, 2012 3:04 pm

A station wagon. :)

Sharlene has a Mercury Sable station wagon - but I think of it as an estate. ;)
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Re: Erm..

Postby Bouncy Castle » Fri Aug 17, 2012 3:04 pm

I think you guys might call it a station wagon.

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Re: Erm..

Postby Dotsie » Fri Aug 17, 2012 3:05 pm

The boot (trunk) has the roof going right over the top of it, rather than flattening out with a lid on ;)

Station wagon! Sounds fancy :) Should be pulled by horses.
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Re: Erm..

Postby Dotsie » Fri Aug 17, 2012 3:06 pm

raptornx01 wrote:so what you would call a flat, we would call "the projects"? :lol:

What about Condos?

Hey! Our old flat was very nice! :P

No idea what a condo is. Can you describe it?
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Re: Erm..

Postby Bouncy Castle » Fri Aug 17, 2012 3:07 pm

Condo = condominium

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Re: Erm..

Postby Dotsie » Fri Aug 17, 2012 3:10 pm

OK, so what's a condominium?
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Re: Erm..

Postby raptornx01 » Fri Aug 17, 2012 3:11 pm

I guess, our "upmarket" apartments. only difference is you have to buy them.
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Re: Erm..

Postby Dotsie » Fri Aug 17, 2012 3:11 pm

Really? No renting? Why's that? Is it to keep the riff raff out?
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Re: Erm..

Postby Tonyblack » Fri Aug 17, 2012 3:12 pm

Dotsie wrote:OK, so what's a condominium?

I think it's a flat that you buy rather than rent. A rented one is an apartment . . . or something. :?
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Re: Erm..

Postby Tonyblack » Fri Aug 17, 2012 3:13 pm

In Candyman, the main character lives in a posh condo, which she finds out is a converted Project. ;)
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Re: Erm..

Postby raisindot » Fri Aug 17, 2012 3:18 pm

Dotsie wrote:
raptornx01 wrote:so what you would call a flat, we would call "the projects"? :lol:

What about Condos?

Hey! Our old flat was very nice! :P


Then what is a "council tenancy"? I always thought they were the equivalent of housing projects--government subsidized housing, usually not very nice.
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Re: Erm..

Postby raptornx01 » Fri Aug 17, 2012 3:19 pm

http://www.homefinder.com/FL/Fort_Laude ... ondo_unit/

don't know if you'd find much riff raff there. at least, not the sort usually thought of in those terms :lol:

but i guess its thought buying was better then renting. saves money in the long term (except you still pay taxes like it was a house from what i understand :?
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