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FAO other Notherners - do you call public swimming pools "baths"?

FAO other Notherners - do you call public swimming pools "baths"?

ExiledKiki

This is common in the south of Ireland too.


Kolo2Toure

Is it? 🤔


ExiledKiki

Where I'm from at least.


Kolo2Toure

I know there is one in Dun Laoghaire and Clontarf but outside of that I'm not sure


Big_Graysie

Hmm. The Romans never stepped foot in your country, did they? 🤔


ExiledKiki

No they didn't, but we are aware of bath houses as a thing, Turks have them for example. Where I'm from we used to have a public "baths" in a river lol. Also, public "baths" are where gypsies go to literally bathe. Not in the pool, but in the showers provided. So it could be that lol.


Big_Graysie

Having a bath in a river! 🤣 Sort yourselves out mate!


ExiledKiki

Wait, it was technically a lido but called baths.


ExiledKiki

😂


Kolo2Toure

No - they never got to rape and pillage like the Brits, Normans and the Vikings.


Kenye_Kratz

😎


Big_Graysie

Think about it, no one goes to a public pool to wash their nutsack and arsehole (unless you are from Preston or Blackpool).


SmythMUFC

This is something I had to get used to when moving to the North. I also have absolutely no truck with lunch being called dinner. The correct vernacular in order and dependent on when the meal is eaten - breakfast, brunch, elevenses, luncheon, tea, supper, dinner.


Kolo2Toure

An American guy I know, at lunch time, asked if I wanted to go get Supper... At lunchtime, just after mid day, Supper. I was flabbergasted. His theory is that supper is the largest meal of the day. I strongly oppose this theory and state that supper has an acceptable start time


SmythMUFC

That man has no respect for societal norms and is not to be trusted Kolo. Your opposition is entirely justified. Supper is a light meal consumed around 6pm, either instead of dinner or as a prelude to dinner if one is a fat fuck. Dinner is taken between the hours of 7pm and 9pm. What are they teaching in these American schools?? Savages.


Kolo2Toure

I must revaluate my friendship with him. This informative discussion has been an eye opener. Absolute gun toting savages


Cravensworth_redux

That is completely backwards and your flabbergast was entirely appropriate Kolo. Supper - an evening meal, typically a light or informal one. Americans should stay away from things that they don't don't understand! Whatever next, 11ses for breakfast? Monsters!


Kolo2Toure

Exactly... Dinner is usually the largest meal but will still be called lunch if it so happens to fall at lunch time. Supper for me replaces dinner, of dinner so happens to have been consumed for lunch. He was missing some sort of etiquette training. Some people are animals


Cravensworth_redux

Disgraceful!


Conor_part_deux

What is 11ses? Is this some sort of hobbit like 2nd breakfast thing?


SmythMUFC

Simply a light meal one consumes at 11am. This meal is often consumed when one has missed breakfast and/or brunch, or perhaps if one is in demand and will not be able to consume luncheon.


Conor_part_deux

Definitely sounds like a Hobbit thing. How many meals must the yanks have if you lot have 16 and they're still significantly more obese than you? 😳


SmythMUFC

One of course does not consume every one of those meals. The descriptors merely refer to the time at which the meal is consumed. One may consume the socially acceptable 3 meals a day but outside conventional time frames. Brunch, tea and dinner for example.


Sacremento_Sid

Northerners don't wash.


Big_Graysie

Actually not true. The highest incidence of lice, scabies and other dirty bastard diseases are found in the south.


Sacremento_Sid

https://images.app.goo.gl/nkGVwThtoaxUau5t6


Sacremento_Sid

Lice are choosy.