A Little Clarification, PLEASE...

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Okay, I need your help here.

What do YOU call this?

Growing up in Queens, NY we called them 
GUARD RAILS.

Since I've moved to PA, I've noticed that they're referred to
as GUIDE rails.  


I cannot bring myself to calling them guide rails.

At least I'm grateful we have them. 
I would have a HUGE problem traveling this road. 

As you can see there is NOTHING to keep you from falling
off the road and down the cliff.  


Please leave a comment and let me know what they're called where you live!

33 comments :

  1. G'morn ~ For one, I wouldn't be on the road ... 'nuf said. Chuckle!
    Have a beautiful weekend ~
    TTFN ~ Hugs, Marydon

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  2. GUARD RAILS IS JUST WHAT WE CALL THEM HERE IN MAINE!

    HUGS FROM MAINE TO YOU

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  3. I've never known them to be called anything but Guard Rails.
    Amy in Ohio

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  4. Alabama girls call them guard rails too.

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  5. Here in Missouri~we also agree with you!
    Guard Rails~

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  6. As Carrie stated, Guard rails in Missouri :) -Tammy p.s. I had to roll by that 'steep' pic quickly.. scary!! :D

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  7. Grew up in Illinois- and now live in Wisconsin- guard rails all around.:)

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  8. I don't think I could travel that road, although years ago I drove up Pike's Peak in the Rockies with no "Guardrails". That's what I call them.

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  9. We call them guard rails here in NE.
    I hope that is not a road that you have to go on very often, especially in the winter or rainy season.
    I would find a new route real quickly.So scarrrrry!!!!
    Hugs

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  10. Hi Lois,
    I've always know them to be guard rails but I was raised in NY like you. Judging by all the comments most people call them that as well. Hugs

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  11. In Oklahoma we call them guard rails. I have never heard the term guide rails before. Interesting.

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  12. We call them guard rails around here Lois, and like you I like calling them that. What a beautiful picture, but there is no way I would ever travel it, I mean no way! Thanks for sharing.
    Hugs,
    Sue

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  13. EEK! That is one scary cliff!!! I'm not sure what others here call them, but to me they have always been guard rails, majority rules, LOL!!!!

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  14. Now that takes my stomach away! Whew! sandie

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  15. That last road would not work for me either, yet we traveled up a mountain
    on a short road that had areas that had no guard rails in North Carolina on vacation. Needless to say it caused us a bit of anxiety everytime we had to leave and come back to our cabin!! We did however, get used to it out of necessity, but it certainly wasn't as high as that mountain!!
    Never heard of guide rails!!
    New one on me!
    Hope you are doing well hon,
    Blessings, Nellie

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  16. Growing up in NY we called them Guard Rails. This is the first time I have heard the term guide rail. That photo reminds me of driving down the coast in CA. I was so scared when my husband drove on the west coast that I had to put the seat down and not look out the window. I am clueless as to what the coast line looks like in CA:-)
    Joyce

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  17. In Mississippi they are guard rails. I'm afraid of heights so I don't think would get out much if I had to travel that road!

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  18. Hey Lois,
    To answer your question about the flooring. I don't have that problem. I use water and an organic cleaner on the floor. I don't let water sit on it.
    I have lots of company so there is always someone walking on it. Not sure why you would have that problem. Sorry!

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  19. Washington State: guard rails...and that last picture need them badly! LOL

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  20. I have always called them guard rails too. Though they do seem a little bit flimsy when you are up in the mountains and a sheer drop off is on the other side of them:)

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  21. Guard rail is what I call them in Texas. I wouldn't be traveling on that steep road with a guard or guide or any kind of rail! YIKES! Fear of heights here.
    hugs,
    tara

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  22. Yep, guard rails here in Oklahoma....

    Liz

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  23. we don't have them, we have more of the cliff view - lol!! really we don't on the closest road to town. its a scary drive. anyway we do have them on the main highways and they are guard rails here in MT.

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  24. Guard rails as I don't want to be guided down the road by sliding alongside them. As to that high road, is it in South America? Brazil or Peru, perhaps? I'm happy not traveling that road as well.

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  25. Guard rails is the only thing I've ever heard them called--whether here in the corn or when we lived in the southwest.

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  26. Hi, just found your blog and think it is so interesting.

    Where I lived in northwestern PA we called them guard rails. Now I live in central PA and they are called guide rails. I figured that the name was changed for some reason. Didn't know some places still refer to them as guard rails. I need to get out more!

    Judy

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  28. Guard rails-maybe it depends on which part of PA, since 45 years of my life were spent in SW PA.

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  29. Be absent-minded for a moment and enjoy a free-falling till death.

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