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    2 vocab questions, visiting a barber, synonym for "generalise"

    When I visit a barber, my instructions are usually very simple (I'm a guy): trim the sides using clippers number so-and-so, cut an inch from the top, make sure the front isn't too long so that it doesn't fall onto my forehead. What is it called? "Bangs"? Do the rest of my instructions sound more or less correct?
    BTW do people say "barber" or is another word used? I got the impression that "barber" implies a cheaper hair-cut place for men, but I'm not sure. I'm in the UK, in case that makes a difference.

    Secondly, in a discussion with a friend I wanted to make the point that he shouldn't generalise about people from different countries and call them all using the same, collective term. Can I say "you shouldn't bunch up all those countries into this generic South Asian term" ?

    Thank you for your replies.

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    Re: 2 vocab questions, visiting a barber, synonym for "generalise"

    In BrE, the hair that covers your forehead (or part of it) down towards your eyes is your fringe. I had never heard of "bangs" until an American friend of mine said it when I lived in Spain. I wondered what on earth she was talking about! So if you're getting your hair cut in the UK, you'll want to ask them to cut your fringe fairly short. From what I can see, you want "An inch off the top, number two on the sides and keep my fringe fairly short". And no, a "barber" in the UK does not imply a cheap haircut. It's just the term for a men's hairdresser.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: 2 vocab questions, visiting a barber, synonym for "generalise"

    euromike, please start a new thread for the unrelated question.

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    Re: 2 vocab questions, visiting a barber, synonym for "generalise"

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    euromike, please start a new thread for the unrelated question.
    will do. Thank you.

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