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Different meaning of words

Posted by James Briggs on April 03, 2001

In Reply to: Different meaning of words posted by Bruce Kahl on April 03, 2001

: : Why is it called a "breeze" in the summer, but a "draft" in the winter.
: Just my opinion:
: Here in the US of A, a breeze is something you experience out of doors or near an open window whilst a draft is more like an uncomfortable leak in an already closed room. A draft is something you try to avoid to save on your heating bills.

Same here in the UK. A 'breeze' is a pleasant summer wind; a 'draft' is an unwanted flow of air at any season.