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>>53759963
I always remember this because of that scary story/creepypasta that people always post here.
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>>53759963
In English it makes sense to call the ground floor the first floor.
Because it literally is the first floor you encouter.

Unless you land a helicopter on the roof of course, but then you wouldn't waste your time on a korean anime forum.
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>>53759963
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>>53759963
we use the british one
we anglo now
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>>53759963
ground floor=first floor
ive always maintained that
its just logical
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>>53760187
0-indexing is objectively better than 1-indexing

t. computer scientist
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>>53759963
British, because it's the same as in german.
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over here 0 is the first floor, 1 is the second, etc
we call it "prizemlje" which literally means "ground floor".... o shit, we eternal anglo now
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>>53760252
but you cant add the thingy to the end or it sounds dumb (zeroth?)
also fuck off nerd
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>>53760252
this nigga
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>>53759963

Both wrong. They're called storeys.
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>>53760371
no its a floor retard
storey means nothing
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>>53759963
>calling the 2nd floor the first

literally why would you do this Britain

I've heard 1st/ground both ways, but the rest I'm going to go with Murica
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>>53759963
British way is better
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>>53760252
>scientist
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>>53760546
I thought we were greatest allies, you kike.
I thought we were hamburger thick together, glad to know we're matzah thin and brittle.
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>>53759963
Ground level. Originally made of the ground, packed earth. Here animals would be kept and work done.
First Floor. The first floor of the house, traditionally made of wood where people lived and slept. Called the first floor as it was the first floor that actually formed part of the house structure.
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>>53759963
American
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>>53759963
neither

I'd use the British version for hotels/apartments/office buildings, but for houses I'd say 1st storey, 2nd storey, etc.
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I number building floors for a living and use the American system because it doesn't have the same problem with leading zeroes or leading letters for room numbers.
Besides most buildings nowadays don't have a strict "ground floor"
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>>53760659
untru
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>>53760659
>not having 1 unit worth of distance between the first mark and the edge of the ruler
plebs
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>>53759963
We say the same like in British. So I go for British.
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>>53759963

Honestly it differs between every single apartment/hotel/business across the US. There is no true standard.
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>>53760659
But that's not true
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>>53760659
British desu
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>>53760659

wat
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US didn't exist during the ground as a floor building period.
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>>53760942
They still do. Why else would they still wear shoes inside?
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>>53760102
Which one?
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>>53760187
>>53760529
based
its true in N. America, '1st' & 'ground' are interchangeable but 2nd is usually always 2nd

>>53760252
>buildings are computers duuuuuuhherpderp!

>>53760280
>>53760220
>>53760361
>>53760546
>>53760759
>>53760818
cvcks

>>53760659
you are literally posting the exact same thing as the OP image, it is not somehow now 'mindblowing' now that its represented with a couple of rulers. the space between the ground floor and the ceiling constitutes the first floor of the building in both iterations; the question is, what do you call the floor that follows?

the only thing 'first' about the british first floor is that its the first floor to come after the ground floor, it literally cannot be explained in any other way
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>>53759963
The british english way is used everywhere but america so obviously i'm siding with them
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I really hope you eurocucks are just confused and are calling the basement the ground floor and don't seriously call the second floor the first.
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>>53760659
oh I get it now

it's because Muslims invented the number 0

lol Yurop is doomed
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>>53760252
I bet you also think pi is better than tau, that current should flow in the opposite direction of the electron flow and that CakePHP is the best web framework ever.

0-indexing is a convenience in pointer arithmetic, nothing more.
>scientist
You may have some knowledge regarding computers, but you lack wisdom, young boy.
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>>53760632
Nice etymology.
But today 1st worlders pave the ground floor as well, making it a perfectly hospitable first floor, so your "1st floor is above ground level" definition can go fuck itself.

Here in the Netherlands we call our higher-than-ground levels "verdieping". It literally means basement levels but whatever, at least it can't mean ground level, so it's justified to call the floor above ground level the "1ste verdieping".
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>>53760220
>we use the british one
No we don't.
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>>53759963
British english is such a stupid thing. It also have fucking awful pronunciation.
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>Current year
>Still using numbers for floors

Pretty 3rd world 3bh
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>>53760759
We call it Parter though ,it's not etajul de jos sau primul etaj, englezii si americanii sunt retarzi
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>>53760252
computer >>>>>>>>>scientist >>>>>>>

do you mod /r/programming or something?
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It sounds really weird to say "go up the stairs to the first floor". The first floor should be the floor that is first in a building, meaning well... the first floor.

In a world where gym is Jim at least American English got rid of some of the irregularity of the u in colour.

I will still defend spelling math without an s due to the fact that it is the correct abbreviation of a singular noun.
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>>53759963
germans also have the british system. but we call the first+ floor "stockwerk", literally twig work, which is probably because the tradiotional german houses had the upperfloors made with wood while the lower floors had stone
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In russian it is like in american english.
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>>53765285
>not writing dates like 18Jan16
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>>53765243
The German system makes sense because you use Erdgeschoss and then erster Stock. Brits have Erdgeschoss and then erstes Geschoss. Both could be the Empfangshalle, in fact the Erdgeschoss could also represent the basement since it would literally then be a ground floor. The American system is logical, no ambiguity.
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>>53762374
I like that there is so much story behind every English word.
Of course it can be difficult to learn because it doesn't make sense without the historical context of how the word came to be used.
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>>53765481

Basements are underground, ground floor is ground level, first floor is above the ground.
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>>53765897
If you say that your house has two floors would that actually mean that it has three floors?
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>>53760659
does that mean the usa is always one step ahead of the uk?
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>>53765897
How do Brits label rooms on the respective floors? American hotels have rooms on 1st labeled 100 then 101 so on, then 2nd floor 200 then 201 202 etc. Either you guys have the 1st floor with 200 or the groundfloor as 001 then 002.
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>>53765952

No because the ground floor is a floor.
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>>53766130

Groubd floor with 001, ect.

How does this not make sense?
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>>53765952
No Brits say they have a house with a groudfloor and an extra two floors above it.
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>>53766159
So in a house with 3 floors, 2nd floor is the last one?
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>>53766184
It makes sense it is just a bit more difficult to determine the floor when one isnt numerated.
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>>53760691
Exactly this. Houses have stories, not floors,

High rises have floors.
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>one storey above the ground is the 2nd floor to Americans

Literally what
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>>53766259

Only if you're a retard.
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In Dutch we use the same system as the Britbongs. But it's not very logical.
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>>53762894
"I'm feeling in a yellow mood today"
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>>53766256
in a house with 2 floors the first is the last
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3
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1
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-2
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So top (british) apparently makes less sense than bottom (american)? Jesus christ....
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>>53766305
Just like how retards dont understand why british people still weigh themselves with stones from stone henge.
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>>53766392
>having a concept of 0
Muslim detected.
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>>53766392
When did the Brits start calling the first floor the zero floor and the basement the negative one floor?
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testing
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>>53766330
But we say etage or verdieping instead of floor so it does make sense
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>>53766281
I don't really see the logic in using floor numbering to count stories above the ground. Seems more simple to just count the actual stories. So the ground floor is the first floor. Hence why "single story building" in American English refers to a building with only one level.
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>>53761500
lol ok
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>a one floor building with no first floor
>a two story building with 3 floors
Wewlad
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>>53759963
Danish uses the same indexing as British English, but if you ask me, the American way makes more sense.
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>>53766392
It varies in America. most usually you will see letters used for basement levels rather than just numbers. Most common is probably B, for basement. If there's a lot of basement levels they do numbers, B1, B2, B3 etc. I've yet to encounter a place that does negative numbers, but I'm willing to bet it exists since there's little consistency even in a single city. I've been in buildings where basements have been marked B or C or given a symbol like a star.
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>>53766807
Have you seen their 0 floor? I have never been to the UK so I haven't had the chance.
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>>53759963
0.Parter
1. pierwsze piętro
2. drugie piętro
3. trzecie piętro
4. czwarte piętro
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>>53761500
Kek
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Who use american system anyway?
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