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    Default "PE kit" and "sleeping pan"

    These words are not in any dictionaries but I have them in my flashcards.
    1. sleeping pan
    2. PE kit
    Finding some images in the internet, I guess I'd better say 'sleeping pad' or 'sleeping bag'.
    And I think 'PE kit' should be some kind of a BRAND standing in a place of sports clothes.
    Am I right?

    Happy new year. Happy new spring.

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    Default Re: "PE kit" and "sleeping pan"

    Quote Originally Posted by atabitaraf View Post
    These words are not in any dictionaries but I have them in my flashcards.
    1. sleeping pan
    2. PE kit
    Finding some images in the internet, I guess I'd better say 'sleeping pad' or 'sleeping bag'.
    And I think 'PE kit' should be some kind of a BRAND standing in a place of sports clothes.
    Am I right?

    Happy new year. Happy new spring.
    "Sleeping pan" and "sleeping pad" are incorrect, "sleeping bag" is OK. "PE kit" is fine.

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    Default Re: "PE kit" and "sleeping pan"

    "PE kit" is a generic name for the clothing that you wear to do exercise. It is particularly associated with school.

    Child: Mum, where's my PE kit?
    Mum: Oh no! Do you have PE today? I thought it was tomorrow.
    Child: No, it's today. I'll have to tell my teacher that I don't have my PE kit.

    When I was at primary school, my PE kit consisted of a pair of large blue knickers (pants) and a vest. At secondary school, it was an aertex T-shirt (a shirt with small holes in which allows your skin to breathe) and a short blue pleated sports skirt. For the boys, it was the same kind of T-shirt and shorts. It was also a short pair of socks and a pair of trainers.

    This is a picture of the PE kit for one particular British primary school.

    ("PE" in BrE stands for Physical Exercise. I believe that in AmE, it's "Physical Education" and I think it's abbreviated to "Phys Ed", not "PE".)

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    Default Re: "PE kit" and "sleeping pan"

    I believe that in
    AmE
    , it's "Physical Education" and I think it's abbreviated to "Phys Ed", not "PE"
    And usually just called "gym class."

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    Default Re: "PE kit" and "sleeping pan"

    Quote Originally Posted by SoothingDave View Post
    And usually just called "gym class."
    I think "gym class" (sometimes just "gym") connotes younger children/grade school. I would use phys-ed for HS or after.

    For terms outside of school context, I use "workout gear" or sometimes "running gear" if I'm specifically going running versus lifting. Then there are specific terms for specific classes, such as "yoga pants".

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    Default Re: "PE kit" and "sleeping pan"

    Quote Originally Posted by BobSmith View Post
    I think "gym class" (sometimes just "gym") connotes younger children/grade school. I would use phys-ed for HS or after.

    For terms outside of school context, I use "workout gear" or sometimes "running gear" if I'm specifically going running versus lifting. Then there are specific terms for specific classes, such as "yoga pants".
    Hmmm. I go to classes at my gym, but I wouldn't call them a gym class, so I agree. However, I do call the clothes I wear to exercise my "gym kit/gym clothes".

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    Default Re: "PE kit" and "sleeping pan"

    And you pronounce it /pi: i: kit/ rather than /pe kit/ or both of them are correct?
    Thanks,

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    Default Re: "PE kit" and "sleeping pan"

    We say each letter separately because they are initials. Sorry, I don't do phonetics, but what you will hear is "Pee Eee kit".

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