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What do you call....

michaelskis

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In another thread, someone posted about the Jersey Shore. It got me thinking.... what do you call it when you are going to be next to a large body of water?

What are some other things that might have regionally accepted terms?
 

Bubba

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In another thread, someone posted about the Jersey Shore. It got me thinking.... what do you call it when you are going to be next to a large body of water?
Either going to the lake (if it's a lake) or going to the beach (ocean).
 

mendelman

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Going to the beach.

In my region, that means a Great Lake if it's coming from me.
 

Maister

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Seaside
oceanside
surfside
lakeside
riverside
 

Dan

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Here in the Finger Lakes region, it’s “lakefront”. As in “Holy shit! That two acre lakefront lot sold for nearly a million dollars!” Glacial lake = few beaches.

For Cayuga Lake, people live “west [side] of the lake” or “east [side] of the lake” (I’ve also heard people call it the “Cornell side”). For vineyards, it’s just “west side/shore” and “east side/shore”.

At the eastern end of Lake Erie, there’s the “Canadian side” or “Canadian shore” (beaches), and “American side” or “South shore” (rocks and bluffs).
 

Whose Yur Planner

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Going to the beach when I lived up North meant either a small local lakes or one of the Great Lakes. Here we go to the Coast.
 
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