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Wed Sep 16, 2020, 12:19 PM

Am I the only one that says teeter totter and not seesaw?

Whenever I say teeter totter, it brings a smile to all of my friend's faces. It's certainly not an age thing, as I'm in my 40's. I'm also born and raised in NYC, if that matters.

I dunno, to me it just sounds so much better than seesaw.

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Reply Am I the only one that says teeter totter and not seesaw? (Original post)
Polybius Sep 2020 OP
ploppy Sep 2020 #1
iemitsu Sep 2020 #2
AmyStrange Sep 2020 #25
iemitsu Sep 2020 #26
JustGene Sep 2020 #3
JustGene Sep 2020 #10
tblue37 Sep 2020 #4
liberalla Sep 2020 #13
Greybnk48 Sep 2020 #5
abqtommy Sep 2020 #6
Atticus Sep 2020 #7
3catwoman3 Sep 2020 #8
Greybnk48 Sep 2020 #9
Cycle2016 Sep 2020 #11
Polly Hennessey Sep 2020 #12
Mrs. Overall Sep 2020 #14
Faux pas Sep 2020 #15
Phoenix61 Sep 2020 #16
The Velveteen Ocelot Sep 2020 #17
Harker Sep 2020 #18
Solly Mack Sep 2020 #19
lagomorph777 Sep 2020 #22
Solly Mack Sep 2020 #23
Codeine Sep 2020 #20
lagomorph777 Sep 2020 #21
IcyPeas Sep 2020 #24

Response to Polybius (Original post)

Wed Sep 16, 2020, 12:20 PM

1. Teeter totter here!

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Response to Polybius (Original post)

Wed Sep 16, 2020, 12:20 PM

2. I'm 65 and from the Northwest and I call them teeter totters.

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Response to iemitsu (Reply #2)

Wed Sep 16, 2020, 03:10 PM

25. Yup, I'm originally from the East Coast, now living near Seattle, and...

 

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SeeSaw seems to be an East Coast thing, although, Teeter Totter makes more sense.

Hmmm... another one is Cellar vs Basement.

East Coasters tend to call them cellars.
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Response to AmyStrange (Reply #25)

Wed Sep 16, 2020, 03:14 PM

26. My grandfolks (farm north of Seattle)

had a root cellar but it was not under the house. It was under the wash house.

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Response to Polybius (Original post)

Wed Sep 16, 2020, 12:22 PM

3. teeter totter

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Response to JustGene (Reply #3)

Wed Sep 16, 2020, 12:25 PM

10. see saw

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Response to Polybius (Original post)

Wed Sep 16, 2020, 12:22 PM

4. I use both, but as an Air Force brat i lived all around the country. nt

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Response to tblue37 (Reply #4)

Wed Sep 16, 2020, 12:36 PM

13. Me too. To using both terms, and being an AF brat stationed in multiple locations.

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Response to Polybius (Original post)

Wed Sep 16, 2020, 12:23 PM

6. Everyone knows they otter say teeter totter. We always see what we saw!

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Response to Polybius (Original post)

Wed Sep 16, 2020, 12:23 PM

7. Of course it's a teeter totter. nt

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Response to Polybius (Original post)

Wed Sep 16, 2020, 12:24 PM

8. I grew up saying teeter totter.

I have used both, but hardly use either now as my ďkidsĒ are now 28 and 30, so donít go to playgrounds anymore.

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Response to Polybius (Original post)

Wed Sep 16, 2020, 12:25 PM

9. I grew up in and around Philly. It was a see-saw there.

We moved to Wisconsin when I was a young teen and it was a teeter-totter here.

Edited: Had it backwards at first!

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Response to Polybius (Original post)

Wed Sep 16, 2020, 12:30 PM

11. Teeter Totter I'm 63 from NE Ohio

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Response to Polybius (Original post)

Wed Sep 16, 2020, 12:31 PM

12. Teeter totter for me.

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Response to Polybius (Original post)

Wed Sep 16, 2020, 12:39 PM

14. Teeter totter!

Never say seesaw. Grew up in CA.

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Response to Polybius (Original post)

Wed Sep 16, 2020, 12:43 PM

15. I'm

a teeter totterer

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Response to Polybius (Original post)

Wed Sep 16, 2020, 01:56 PM

16. No idea what a seesaw is. Played on a teeter totter when I was a kid. nt

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Response to Polybius (Original post)

Wed Sep 16, 2020, 02:00 PM

17. It's definitely a teeter-totter, always has been.

Old midwesterner here.

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Response to Polybius (Original post)

Wed Sep 16, 2020, 02:03 PM

18. Teeter totter

since I was a teetering tot.

Born in a western suburb of Chicago in 1959.

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Response to Polybius (Original post)

Wed Sep 16, 2020, 02:03 PM

19. Seesaw. Georgia.

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Response to Solly Mack (Reply #19)

Wed Sep 16, 2020, 02:24 PM

22. Kennesaw?

And what's it called in Arkansas?

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Response to lagomorph777 (Reply #22)

Wed Sep 16, 2020, 02:25 PM

23. Ha

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Response to Polybius (Original post)

Wed Sep 16, 2020, 02:13 PM

20. Teeter totter is my default

 

though Iíve said seesaw as well. The former is much more mellifluous.

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Response to Polybius (Original post)

Wed Sep 16, 2020, 02:23 PM

21. Same here! Remember that guy Teeter selling the back-board to flip you upside-down?

(supposed to cure back pain). It was impossible for me not to call it a "Teeter Totter."

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Response to Polybius (Original post)

Wed Sep 16, 2020, 02:42 PM

24. See saw Marjorie Daw

we called it a see-saw - also a NYer.

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