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    #1

    a machine in a park, two kids play with

    It's a see-saw in BrE, a teeter-totter in AmE.

    Note from 5jj. This is not a pointless remark from atabitaraf, but a mistake on my part - see the next post.
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    Re: a machine in a park, two kids play with

    I am so sorry, atabitaraf. While trying to respond to your question, I accidentally deleted your post and put my response in its place.

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    Re: a machine in a park, two kids play with

    Thank you 5jj!
    That's probably because of this new feature. However my post was this:

    In a park when your children go to play with machines you can see this. It is a simple mechanical machine for two kids to ride on.
    The centroid point of a long metal axis is placed on a fixed point. The two kids are sitting on the both end sides of the axis. When one goes upward the other kid comes downward to the ground, then downward and upward vice-versa, again and again.
    What is the name of this toy-machine in a park?

    Any thing you want to do, whether to correct or leave it as a memory I agree professor 5jj.
    Thanks again,
    ata

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    Re: a machine in a park, two kids play with

    I think that see-saw is used in AmE, too. At least I heard Americans use the word in this context. I also checked that in a dictionary, and it says so too. Here's a proof.

    Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

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    Re: a machine in a park, two kids play with

    On the link you provided, the picture shows the device with the words 'see-saw' and 'teeter-totter (US)'. As far as I know, 'teeter-totter' is the normal AmE term. Let's hope some native speakers of AmE can confirm this - or tell me it's not true.

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    Re: a machine in a park, two kids play with

    Quote Originally Posted by 5jj View Post
    On the link you provided, the picture shows the device with the words 'see-saw' and 'teeter-totter (US)'. As far as I know, 'teeter-totter' is the normal AmE term. Let's hope some native speakers of AmE can confirm this - or tell me it's not true.
    Since there's no BrE in parentheses after the word see-saw, I assume that it's not a BrE word only. And as I said, I heard Americans saying see-saw.
    Here's another proof (note no (BrE) where it usually is when the word is a BrE word).
    see-saw - Definition and pronunciation | Oxford Advanced Learners Dictionary at OxfordLearnersDictionaries.com

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    Quote Originally Posted by CarloSsS View Post
    Here's another proof (note no (BrE) where it usually is when the word is a BrE word).
    Please stop claiming that this is 'proof'. If a dictionary adds 'AmE' or 'US' to some definitions, then it is usually a BrE dictionary; if it adds 'BrE' to some definitions, then it is usually an AmE dictionary. You are nor a native speaker of AmE; neither am I. Let's wait for a native spaker of AmE to tell us what Americans call this thing.

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    Re: a machine in a park, two kids play with

    I would probably call it a see saw.

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    #9

    Re: a machine in a park, two kids play with

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    I would probably call it a see saw.
    Interesting. I always believed (in my ignorance) that that word existed only on our side of the pond. Is that common in AmE, or is yours a local/regional term?

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    Re: a machine in a park, two kids play with

    Sorry, I can't really say, the subject doesn't come up a lot.

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