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Carousel or Merry-Go-Round...which is which?
    #3889925 - 03/09/05 12:21 AM (11 years, 8 months ago)

Or do you even know the difference!?  And yes, there is a distinct difference!  For some reason this is a little piece of trivia I picked up when I was young and it seems no one ever knows it.  So tell me (if you can)....what is the difference between a Carousel and a Merry-Go-Round?

Hint- I can see one, even from across a carnival or amusement park, and immediately tell you whether it is a Carousel or a Merry-Go-Round.  Even if I have never seen that exact one before.

Oh, and just for fun...which do you prefer! :tongue:
Which do you prefer?
You may choose only one
Carousel
Merry-Go-Round
How the fuck would I know the difference!
I am Sir-Tokes-a-Lot


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Re: Carousel or Merry-Go-Round...which is which? [Re: ToTheSummit]
    #3889930 - 03/09/05 12:22 AM (11 years, 8 months ago)

BTW- I prefer Merry-Go-Rounds.  I don't know exactly why. :shrug:


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Re: Carousel or Merry-Go-Round...which is which? [Re: ToTheSummit]
    #3889931 - 03/09/05 12:22 AM (11 years, 8 months ago)

Doesn't one have an open center, and the other does not?


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Re: Carousel or Merry-Go-Round...which is which? [Re: DNKYD]
    #3889933 - 03/09/05 12:23 AM (11 years, 8 months ago)

nope


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Re: Carousel or Merry-Go-Round...which is which? [Re: DNKYD]
    #3889935 - 03/09/05 12:23 AM (11 years, 8 months ago)

And aren't Carousel's usually powered by something other than the occupants, whereas Merry-Go-Rounds are powered by the occupants?


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Re: Carousel or Merry-Go-Round...which is which? [Re: ToTheSummit]
    #3889937 - 03/09/05 12:23 AM (11 years, 8 months ago)

Out with it! I need to know the answer!


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Re: Carousel or Merry-Go-Round...which is which? [Re: delta9]
    #3889939 - 03/09/05 12:24 AM (11 years, 8 months ago)

nope...keep trying


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Re: Carousel or Merry-Go-Round...which is which? [Re: ToTheSummit]
    #3889949 - 03/09/05 12:25 AM (11 years, 8 months ago)

One has music and the other does not?


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Re: Carousel or Merry-Go-Round...which is which? [Re: DNKYD]
    #3889955 - 03/09/05 12:26 AM (11 years, 8 months ago)

try again


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Re: Carousel or Merry-Go-Round...which is which? [Re: ToTheSummit]
    #3889957 - 03/09/05 12:26 AM (11 years, 8 months ago)

to me regarding carnivals/amusement parks, a carousel is a large, elevated (i.e. it goes 20+ feet in the air at its peak) verticular device with regular seats that spins slowly like a film projector. a merry-go-round spins on the ground in a horizontal direction and usually has animals such as horses as the seats. carousels are for couples and slightly older people mostly, and merry-go-rounds are for kids.


in the context of school playgrounds, merry-go-rounds are small (6' or so) steel round spinning things that hold several kids off the ground while one other pushes from the ground and spins the others very quickly.

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Re: Carousel or Merry-Go-Round...which is which? [Re: ToTheSummit]
    #3889960 - 03/09/05 12:27 AM (11 years, 8 months ago)

Depending on where you look and who you ask:
1) there is no difference
2) They turn in different directions (though self-powered merry-go-rounds usually go in either)


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Re: Carousel or Merry-Go-Round...which is which? [Re: ToTheSummit]
    #3889968 - 03/09/05 12:28 AM (11 years, 8 months ago)

Carousel has horsies and whatnot, merry go round does not?


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Re: Carousel or Merry-Go-Round...which is which? [Re: delta9]
    #3889972 - 03/09/05 12:28 AM (11 years, 8 months ago)

Actually delta9, you are dangerously close to the answer there...


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Re: Carousel or Merry-Go-Round...which is which? [Re: delta9]
    #3889974 - 03/09/05 12:29 AM (11 years, 8 months ago)

Quote:

delta9 said:
1) there is no difference




this is also an acceptable answer, as the (Merriam-Webster) dictionary links both together.


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Re: Carousel or Merry-Go-Round...which is which? [Re: delta9]
    #3889976 - 03/09/05 12:29 AM (11 years, 8 months ago)

He can tell the difference from across the way, I believe he is referring to the direction of motion (one clockwise, the other counter-clockwise).


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Re: Carousel or Merry-Go-Round...which is which? [Re: delta9]
    #3889984 - 03/09/05 12:31 AM (11 years, 8 months ago)

Quote:

delta9 said:
He can tell the difference from across the way, I believe he is referring to the direction of motion (one clockwise, the other counter-clockwise).



BINGO! Give that man a prize!
Merry-Go-Roud = Clockwise
Carousel = Counter-clockwise
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Re: Carousel or Merry-Go-Round...which is which? [Re: delta9]
    #3889986 - 03/09/05 12:31 AM (11 years, 8 months ago)

ok, then.

merry-go-rounds are counter-clockwise, and carousels are clockwise. :smile:


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Re: Carousel or Merry-Go-Round...which is which? [Re: ToTheSummit]
    #3889987 - 03/09/05 12:31 AM (11 years, 8 months ago)

The things on a carousel go up and down, on a merry go round they do not?


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Re: Carousel or Merry-Go-Round...which is which? [Re: ricochet]
    #3889989 - 03/09/05 12:31 AM (11 years, 8 months ago)

Quote:

ricochet said:
Quote:

delta9 said:
1) there is no difference




this is also an acceptable answer, as the (Merriam-Webster) dictionary links both together.



So does the Carousel Museum.


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Re: Carousel or Merry-Go-Round...which is which? [Re: DNKYD]
    #3889993 - 03/09/05 12:31 AM (11 years, 8 months ago)

Damn. I hate those things anyway. Give me a tire swing any day.


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