off topic, bloom / flower / back yard

Peter Taggart
Sun, 09 Feb 2014 00:50:17 PST
Very interesting that the U.S. don't seem to have a distinction between
work and recreational domestic land.
Peter (UK)

On Sun, Feb 9, 2014 at 4:54 AM, Michael Mace <> wrote:

> Brian wrote:
> >>But, please, what is the U.S.A. English term for the British back
> yard????
> I'm pretty sure there is no term for that in American English. The term
> "yard" in California (and I think most of the US) means all of the lot that
> is not occupied by the house, including the lawn(s), vegetable garden,
> patio, swimming pool, lighted basketball court, barbecue, greenhouse, and
> parking area for the motorhome. There is no concept of a separate work
> area,
> probably because there is no standard layout for an American backyard.

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