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Old 09-11-2003, 04:01 AM
neileg neileg is offline
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Anyone heard of the use of "nearside" and "farside" which I encountered in the UK. If I am not wrong, it refers to the side nearest and furthest from the pavement assuming the car is correctly faced on the correct side of the road......or is it the other way round?!
It's nearside and offside to be precise. Nearside is the side nearest the roadside, ie the left sitting in the car. Offside is the side nearest the centre of the road.

It's mostly the police that use these terms, I suppose to get round the left/right confusion illustrated in this thread!
Cheers, Neil
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