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    up here or down there

    "Up here" refers to an area or country you are in?
    "They speak with a different accent up here." Correct?

    If I'm talking to my friend on the phone who is in a defferent country or city, I may say "What's the weather like down there."?

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    Re: up here or down there

    Quote Originally Posted by ostap77 View Post
    "Up here" refers to an area or country you are in?
    "They speak with a different accent up here." Correct?

    If I'm talking to my friend on the phone who is in a defferent country or city, I may say "What's the weather like down there."?
    Not necessarily. It is the here and there that are the deciders.

    Depending on how I view things, I can say:

    "They speak with a different accent down here."
    "What's the weather like up there?"

    For me, up can imply in a higher area (eg in the mountains) than my present location, or to the north of it.
    Down can imply in a lower area (eg in a valley) than my my present location, or to the south of it.

    For east and west I can use over here/there.

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