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    (Original post by ameritus)
    For me there's always been a big difference, a bus is a bus and a coach is a coach. However some of my friends call a coach a bus and don't seem to differentiate much between them.

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    For some reason it really gets to me when people confuse the two :rolleyes: for example if someone says "I'm going to Edinburgh by bus" when they mean it's by coach. It's like calling a lorry a van.
    Coaches usually remind me of long distance journeys, and buses more local ones.
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    (Original post by ameritus)
    For me there's always been a big difference, a bus is a bus and a coach is a coach. However some of my friends call a coach a bus and don't seem to differentiate much between them.

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    For some reason it really gets to me when people confuse the two :rolleyes: for example if someone says "I'm going to Edinburgh by bus" when they mean it's by coach. It's like calling a lorry a van.
    Thats the bus that goes to my uni loooool

    Well to be fair you are right, however go countries like in South Asia, like Bangladesh there isn't any proper buses, often they are privately run by individuals and are basically coaches used as buses between towns.
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    I see them as different things, but i'd accept somebody calling a coach a bus, although it seems weird the other way around.
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    (Original post by FrogInABog)
    Ah, but there's the problem! Do the "coaches" become buses when they are used for public transport? You could practically write a PhD thesis on this topic, it's so complex!
    Pity the poor person who has to read an entire thesis on it :p:

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    Everyone's adding photos of their buses :P here's mine :L


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    I love that place name! I imagine it's somewhere northern?

    (Original post by PardonMyFrench96)
    This thread . . . . . . . . :lolwut:
    Oi don't knock it...three pages' worth of discussion on the finer points of buses/coaches ain't half bad

    I have to say, I'm surprised (and encouraged) that the vote is so unanimous!
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    (Original post by ameritus)

    I love that place name! I imagine it's somewhere northern?!
    Wrong. North devon sooo far from the north, unless you live near lands end.


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