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    podium or dais

    What do we call a raised long table used by speakers while giving speeches?


    podium or dais


    Is there any other word for that?
    Last edited by Roselin; 15-Aug-2012 at 13:41.

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    Re: podium or dais

    Please use capital letters where necessary. Your previous posts show that you know how to do that.

    There's not much difference. Some illustrations appear both HERE and HERE.

    Rover

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    Re: podium or dais

    I don't see much difference. If there is one related to meaning, it may be that a person stands on a podium while an object (often a throne or imposing chair) is placed on a dais. Also, since exceptional words either have come to be used more often (be, eat and so on, or fall out of use because they take more effort to use properly, I'd guess that 'dais' is the less common of the two (as '-ai-' rarely represents the sound /ejɪ/).

    b

    PS I was going to add 'statue' to the 'object/dais list', but though a statue can stand on a dais it more often stands on a pedestal.
    Last edited by BobK; 15-Aug-2012 at 15:12. Reason: Added PS

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