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Old 2015-05-28, 10:58   #31
Airsoft
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My dad is an engineer and he said: "this is the right way"

Anything else is wrong.
G is for something underneath 1st floor, like an underground parking garage.


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Old 2015-05-28, 11:00   #32
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Yep, here in Baltics 1st floor is ground floor so I've had my share of comm problems aswell while playing PR. I usually try to adapt, but sometimes I forget.
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Old 2015-05-28, 11:54   #33
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Anything else is wrong.
G is for something underneath 1st floor, like an underground parking garage.
Americans never say ground floor?
In German we literaly say ground floor and then everything above x floor.

like this.

3 floor
2 floor
1 floor
groundfloor
---ground---------
1 undergroundfloor
2 undergroundfloor

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Old 2015-05-28, 13:02   #34
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Ah this old chestnut. I mostly use ground 1st etc (the proper way) but if I think more clarity is needed, I'll clarify with the number of floors up from the street level, or down from the roof. i.e. Naughty people 2nd floor balcony, 3 up [from the street].

Just be glad we don't have to describe what a biscuit is in PR :/

Cheers, Murkey.
For me its not making any sense way.

Like, I said before - whole eastern eu does not even have this term, like why would yours be the proper one?

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Old 2015-05-28, 13:48   #35
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For me its not making any sense way.

Like, I said before - whole eastern eu does not even have this term, like why would yours be the proper one?
Cossack, I wasn't being serious. Language is formed by tradition and use. It is an evolving beast. Even though we're mostly talking about speaking English, as we see, there are a range of localised social norms. By playing games online we bring together normally isolated linguistic forms and traditions. Hence the confusion.

Everyone feels, to some extent, as though their's is the proper, if not necessarily logical way. That's why these differences exist and are maintained.

Don't worry, I'm not arguing for Anglo-exceptionalism.

Cheers, Murkey.

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Old 2015-05-28, 13:49   #36
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I think we Dutch people have the least confusing way.

3e verdieping
2e verdieping
1e verdieping
begane grond (literally: accessible ground, like you can walk straight in without stairs)
kelder (basement)

Much much easier

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Old 2015-05-28, 14:21   #37
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I have this problem every day. First floor is ground floor in russian. I have to force myself to say ground floor on every occasion, be it RL or ingame, I just cannot get used to it.

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Old 2015-05-28, 15:12   #38
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Ok, tell me this, which is the best way to detail the amount of 'level' in a building

Ground floor, 1st floor, 2nd floor

or

1st floor, 2nd floor, 3rd floor.

USA 1 - Rest of the World 0
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Old 2015-05-28, 15:27   #39
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(UK) Ground floor is the bottom floor, i.e. the floor where main access is gained. This is the 'first' floor of the building, but the first floor is the floor above the ground floor.

Here is a 4 storey building:

| - Second Floor
| - First Floor
| - Ground Floor (Street level access)
| - Basement

PS. Keep reading the word 'Floor' and suddenly it looks weird and doesn't make sense. Floor.
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Old 2015-05-28, 15:33   #40
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guys, it's not a match

technically speaking, with construction "levels" in mind, the US notation is correct

BUT

we (western Europeans) are all mentally conditioned from very early age to use the Brit one

it's the same with writings or comics: try to read original japanese manga (from right to left in the page and from bottom to top in the volume) and sure you'd have an headache

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