Where did the term yard sale come from?Baseball players don't mind appropriating someone else's invention, either, and that's the case with "yard sale." The term originated in downhill skiing to describe the aftermath of a crash on the slopes, one in which the skier's goggles, gloves, skis, poles and clothing are scattered all over the terrain like items at ...
What is the origin of yard sale?Garage sales started as branching out of 'rommage,', which was a discount sale of unclaimed cargo at the shipyards in the early 1800's. As time progressed, similar sales became popular in social hubs such as churches. Finally, in the 50's and 60's, yard sales grew to be family and neighborhood events.
What is the British version of yard sales?Instead of selling in the front yard, in the British world, including Australia, we drive to a location where we pay a small fee to sell from the rear of our cars/vans. These are called car boot sales. Boot is the British name for what Americans call the trunk of the car.
Why do Americans have yard sales?Popular motivations for a garage sale are for "spring cleaning," moving or earning extra money. The seller's items are displayed to the passers-by or those responding to signs, flyers, classified ads or newspaper ads. In some cases, local television stations will broadcast a sale on a local public channel.
What yard sale means?countable noun. A yard sale is a sale where people sell things they no longer want from a table outside their house. [US]
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What's another name for a yard sale?
Synonyms of yard sale (noun sale of unwanted items)
- flea market.
- garage sale.
- moving sale.
- rummage sale.
- tag sale.
- white elephant sale.
What is the longest yard sale called?The 127 Yard Sale is an annual event that takes place the first Thursday-Sunday in August each year. It's literally, The World's Longest Yard Sale! The route spans 6 states (Michigan, Ohio, Kentucky, Tennessee, Georgia, Alabama) and is 690 miles long.
Do people in the UK have yard sales?The closest would be a Car Boot Sale. Boot is the British term for the Trunk of a car. The idea of garage sale doesn't really exist in the UK. You may see one, but they are rare.
Do Germans have yard sales?And there have been privately organised yard sales in Germany since the 1980s, too.
What is the most popular day for yard sales?The most popular days for garage sales are Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Fridays and Sundays may bring in a decent number of buyers, but Saturdays are the best day to host a garage sale because they will attract both casual customers and serious shoppers.
What is the UK word for backyard?A backyard, or back yard (known in the United Kingdom as a back garden or just garden), is a yard at the back of a house, common in suburban developments in the Western world.
What do Americans call garage sales?In most of the U.S., that's called a “garage sale.” In the southeast, they call it a “yard sale.” In a small part of Wisconsin, they call it a “rummage sale,” because you rummage through other people's old stuff.
What do Brits call garage?Strangely, it's called a garage. Garage is a French word. But in England it's pronounced like “GA-ridj”.
Where does the world's longest yard sale start?Welcome to the World's Longest Yardsale, also known as the 127 Corridor Sale. NOW 690 MILES! Starts 5 Miles North of Addison, Michigan and ends at Gadsden, Alabama!
Where is the longest yard sale located?Pikeville, TN
It's literally, The World's Longest Yard Sale! The route spans 6 states (Michigan, Ohio, Kentucky, Tennessee, Georgia, Alabama) and is 690 miles long.