what is this term

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Tdol

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In BE we use skipping rope. I haven't heard jump rope before. ;-)
 

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Another one for the catalog of AE/BE differences, I guess.

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tdol said:
In BE we use skipping rope. I haven't heard jump rope before. ;-)

You guys are quick. I'm still stuck on why it is that the "boy" has skipping ropes in the first place and moreover why it is that he's so many of them :?:

Speaking of all things being equal check out how a mathematician defines jump rope:

http://scienceworld.wolfram.com/physics/JumpRope.html

----English variations----
We say runners in Canada; Yanks say keds? Ya gotta be kedding. :D
We say billy boots in Easten Canada; Western Canadians say rain boots?

Where did billy of billy boot come from? :shock:
 
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