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What Do You Call This Season - Autumn or Fall? (Poll)

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What Do You Call This Season - Autumn or Fall?  (Poll)

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I think you will have to click a link on the upper right of this article that says "Open for Voting" to open the poll for your vote.

In England, most people would say Autumn, and in the USA most people might say "Fall".  I'm constantly confused about which word to use, because I'm from a country in the middle that borrows from both British English and American English.  After you have answered the question, read this article:

Why Does Autumn Have Two Names?

https://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/climate-weather/stories/why-does-autumn-have-two-names?utm_source=Weekly+Newsletter&utm_campaign=558c9cd7f2-RSS_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_FRI105_2018&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_fcbff2e256-558c9cd7f2-42427481

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Buzz of the Orient
Professor Principal
8  Buzz of the Orient    4 years ago

Why is it that the title and words of the song "Autumn Leaves" is not "Fall Leaves" especially when the American Nat King Cole sings them?

"The falling leaves drift by my window, the Autumn leaves of red and gold....But I miss you most of all, my darling, when Autumn leaves start to fall."

 
 
 
Kathleen
Professor Principal
7  Kathleen    4 years ago

I have always called it fall. 

Although my orthopedic doctor would say, Have a nice Autumn, never Have a nice fall  : )

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
Professor Principal
7.1  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Kathleen @7    4 years ago

LOL. I think the doctor was right on both counts.

 
 
 
Uptownchick
Junior Quiet
6  Uptownchick    4 years ago

Fall...in Michigan's Upper Peninsula

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Buzz of the Orient
Professor Principal
6.1  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Uptownchick @6    4 years ago

Being almost next to each other, Ontario is similar to Michigan when it comes to seasons. The only real difference would be that in Michigan it would be Autumn colors while in Ontario it would be Autumn colours.  LOL

 
 
 
dave-2693993
Junior Participates
5  dave-2693993    4 years ago

I used to call it fall, yet now since I met Julia, fall means just that, to take a fall.

Therefore, it is now autumn.

BTW, is that poison ivy? The grouping of leaves does not seem to match, but the shape does. I think I have seen a another vine with such shaped leaves.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
Professor Principal
5.1  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  dave-2693993 @5    4 years ago
"BTW, is that poison ivy?"

I don't think so, at least I hope not.

 
 
 
charger 383
Professor Quiet
3  charger 383    4 years ago

FALL,  Autumn is just Fall trying to sound better than the end of Summer

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
Professor Principal
3.1  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  charger 383 @3    4 years ago

Yeah, at least it's better than calling it the beginning of winter.

 
 
 
Krishna
Professor Principal
2  Krishna    4 years ago

Well, just a bit of a perhaps interesting derail:

I have been studying "TCM" (Traditional Chinese Medicine) ...informally-- totally on my own. Not to be able to practice, but I'm interested in their system.

In the West we have 4 Elements-- Air, Fire, Earth, and Water. And of course we have 4 seasons.

I have known for some time that the Chinese have 5 Elements instead of 4 (Earth, Fire, Water, Wood, Metal).

But a while back I discovered that they have 5 seasons-- not 4! (or at least in the traditional Chinese system).

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
Professor Principal
2.1  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Krishna @2    4 years ago

If that's so, Krishna, then the 5th season should be called "RAIN".

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
Professor Principal
1  Buzz of the Orient    4 years ago

I thought it would be fun to do a poll. I've never used the facility provided here on NT so I wanted to try it out.  Please vote, then read the article that I linked.  Comments are welcome here.