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    That boy has too many skipping ropes

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    I think that skipping rope is probably the same thing as a jump rope.

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    http://dictionary.reference.com/search?q=jump%20rope

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    In BE we use skipping rope. I haven't heard jump rope before.

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    Another one for the catalog of AE/BE differences, I guess.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tdol
    In BE we use skipping rope. I haven't heard jump rope before.
    You guys are quick. I'm still stuck on why it is that the "boy" has skipping ropes in the first place and moreover why it is that he's so many of them

    Speaking of all things being equal check out how a mathematician defines jump rope:

    http://scienceworld.wolfram.com/physics/JumpRope.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by Casiopea
    Speaking of all things being equal check out how a mathematician defines jump rope:

    http://scienceworld.wolfram.com/physics/JumpRope.html
    I take it that wasn't written for those of us who don't have physics degrees.

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