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    JACEK1 is offline Key Member
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    since the sandbox

    Hello everybody!

    Suppose you have known your best friend since you were children.

    How would you say that:

    We have been friends since our childhood.

    or

    We have been friends since the sandbox?

    What do you think?

    Thank you

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    Re: since the sandbox

    I would say:

    We have been friends since childhood.

    Or:

    We have been friends since we were children.

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    Re: since the sandbox

    In my opinion, the reason we here in Poland say "since the sandbox" is that many young children spend their time playing in the sandbox.

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    Re: since the sandbox

    Quote Originally Posted by JACEK1 View Post
    In my opinion, the reason we here in Poland say "since the sandbox" is that many young children spend their time playing in the sandbox.
    That makes perfect sense. We just don't use the expression in English.
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: since the sandbox

    I get it now, but if I had heard the sentence without the explanation, I might have thought that sandbox was a nickname for something like a school.

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    Re: since the sandbox

    In BE, we call it a sandpit.

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