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    #1

    platform?



    Be careful not to hit your shins on the platform.

    Shin or shins?

    Is it called platform, or just edge of the bed? Or ledge?
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    #2

    Re: platform?

    You could hit one shin or two.

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    #3

    Re: platform?

    I would call it the bed or the bed base, not the platform.
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    #4

    Re: platform?

    Even though it's possible to hit only one shin, the plural is normal in warnings of that sort.
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    Re: platform?

    That bed base is very low to the ground. An adult would be more likely to hit their ankles or stub their toe on it. If you were talking to a child, I'd just say "Don't trip over the bed" or "Be careful around the bed".
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    #6

    Re: platform?

    http://ths.gardenweb.com/discussions...and-your-shins

    They call them platform beds, so I figured the part of the bed that is sticking out from beyond the mattress is called platform. Nobody heard of them?
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    Re: platform?

    I would have no idea what to call that bed. I've never seen one. It looks like someone took a perfectly good bed and sawed the legs off!
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    #8

    Re: platform?

    I'd call it a platform bed.
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    Re: platform?

    Quote Originally Posted by Charlie Bernstein View Post
    I'd call it a platform bed.
    What would you call the part of the bed that is sticking out from beyond the mattress?

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    #10

    Re: platform?

    I'd call it 'wood'. "We've just bought this ridiculous bed. Make sure you don't hit your shins on the wood." Or "the jutting out bits".

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