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    Nomads & Living in Different Places

    In my country (and probably in most of the countries), in summer nomads travel to cooler areas and in winter they move to warmer places. We have two different words for these two places (cool and warm areas). Are there any words for them in English?

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    Re: Nomads & Living in Different Places

    Quote Originally Posted by Love Teaching View Post
    In my country (and probably in most of the countries), in summer nomads travel to cooler areas and in winter they move to warmer places. We have two different words for these two places (cool and warm areas). Are there any words for them in English?
    Though there are certainly people in the US who travel quite a bit, there are no recognized groups as such. Retired people in the north will travel south to escape the cold winters (they are called snowbirds - like the birds which fly south every year). I can't think of any one term which would describe the areas people travel to throughout the year. In the US people travel south to get to a warmer area and north to get to a colder area.

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    Re: Nomads & Living in Different Places

    Quote Originally Posted by Love Teaching View Post
    In my country (and probably in most of the countries), in summer nomads travel to cooler areas and in winter they move to warmer places. We have two different words for these two places (cool and warm areas). Are there any words for them in English?
    In most uses, the word "nomads" implies people who have no fixed residence. I certainly would not describe the people in the US who travel for climate-related reasons as nomads.

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    Re: Nomads & Living in Different Places

    "Grey nomads" is a very common term in AusE for retired couples who blow their superannuation cheque on a well-appointed caravan (trailer), and travel wherever they list (often with several meanings) to explore Australia.
    http://thegreynomads.com.au/

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    Re: Nomads & Living in Different Places

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    "Grey nomads" is a very common term in AusE for retired couples who blow their superannuation cheque on a well-appointed caravan (trailer), and travel wherever they list (often with several meanings) to explore Australia.
    The Grey Nomads | Travel & Holiday Information Australia : Road Trips, Caravans & Motorhomes
    With "gray" that makes sense.
    Last edited by emsr2d2; 18-Nov-2013 at 17:03. Reason: typo

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    Re: Nomads & Living in Different Places

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork View Post
    With "gray" that makes sense.
    In practically every variety of English, with the exception of AmE, "grey" makes sense.
    Last edited by emsr2d2; 18-Nov-2013 at 17:04. Reason: Fixed typo in quote

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    Re: Nomads & Living in Different Places

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    In practically every variety of English, with the exception of AmE, "grey" makes sense.
    I use "grey' also.

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    Re: Nomads & Living in Different Places

    We have the phrase in search of warmer climes, for going somewhere to find better weather, but it usually applies in the UK to going to other countries as there isn't that much difference between the ends of the country. We don't use the opposite much- it probably isn't hot enough. We don't have much in the way of nomads.

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    Re: Nomads & Living in Different Places

    In the UK, we have "travellers" - groups of people who were once known as gypsies (there are several other, derogatory, terms for them too). They usually travel in convoys of caravans and motor homes and settle briefly in any area that takes their fancy. Sometimes they choose an official "traveller site" but sometimes they park on private land or common ground, stay for a few weeks and then move on (or are moved on by the council and the police).

    Their moving around has nothing to do with climate as far as I know. They simply don't like being tied to just one place.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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