Saturday, 29 January 2011

Definition of porch

In America this is a porch...


In Britain, this is a porch...



So, when Rascal Flatts sing, "Sittin' on the porch drinking ice cold Cherry-Coke," I have a totally different image. It's a bit precarious up there and at any moment one might just fall off, or at least spill one's drink.

I rather prefer the American porch. It's a bit roomier and you can add a swing. When you're 'sitting on the porch' you are aren't on the roof.

:)

5 comments:

  1. I wish I had a three-season porch...but alas - all I have is a front stoop.

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  2. Ah,the porch. A great place to sit with friends for tea or coffee. Also a place for pots for flowers or at my house tomato plants. In winter its just another place to shovel snow off.

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  3. Melissa - is that what they're called? A 'three-season porch'? They're lovely. If a house had one here in the UK we'd most likely call it a veranda I think.

    Lol Joyce, and what about leaves in Autumn do they collect there too? I'd love an American style porch.

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  4. Those American porches are lovely aren't they. What we would call verandahs. But I'm happy with my British porch, it's a big one and a useful place to dry the dog off on rainy days and a place to put wellies and boots.

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  5. Jan I'd love a porch on the front, somewhere to store muddy wellies, etc.

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