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    The name of this device, please...

    Hi all,


    What is the most common name of this device please? (Especially in British English)


    http://www.myswitzerland.com/en-gb/i...tance=10116725

    'Toboggan'
    'Sledge'
    'Bobsleigh'

    What is normally used on the signs in an amusement park?

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    Re: The name of this device, please...

    In the US it is called a roller coaster. The people are in a car on the roller coaster. The names you mentioned are usually associated with snow.
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    Re: The name of this device, please...

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    I agree with Gilnetter that it looks a bit like a roller coaster and that a bobsleigh usually requires snow. However, there is no mention of a roller coaster among the attractions and because the description underneath seems to relate to the photo (you must be a certain height but can take a smaller child with you), I suspect this is the ride they call the "Bobsleigh". A kind of bobsleigh on rails, perhaps.
    Also, we don't know for sure if the structure at the back is part of the same ride that the two people are on, although I think it probably is.

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    Re: The name of this device, please...

    Thanks for the replies. Actually, they, now I know, call it 'Sledge Ride', which I'm not sure to be the right name. It's a 'single' seat ride where you can take a child too, and it's got 2 handbrakes you can use to slow down while cruising through the curves. This is just another one:

    http://forum.lastsecond.ir/thread3370.html

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    Re: The name of this device, please...

    I agree with both gilnetter and jmurray.

    'Toboggan' 'Sledge' and 'Bobsleigh' are primitive devices that existed in the time of our grandparents or before. What is depicted here is an "amusement ride."

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    Re: The name of this device, please...

    The amusement park where it is to be found might well have given it the name "Sledge Ride" but that is not a generic name for all rides of this type. The amusement park Alton Towers named one of its more exciting roller coaster rides "Nemesis". That doesn't mean we call all similar rides "Nemesis".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: The name of this device, please...

    That ride is in Switzerland, so choosing a name with a snow theme is logical.

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