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    Angry Plaiting/braiding

    This is gunna sound stupid, but... Is there any difference? I've seen some cute styles on YT, but they all say you have to plat, and I'm over here going "plat? what's that?"

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    It's "plait' and it means the same thing as braid. I always put my hair in a braid before I bun it, it holds much better.
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    Default Re: Plating/braiding

    I thought it was plait, but everyone keeps pronouncing it "plat", so I thought maybe I Was wrong lol

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    Default Re: Plating/braiding

    It's the English word. (British English, as opposed to American English). It's both a verb and a noun. It means the same as braid, and yes, it's pronounced "platt."

    I am British, and I actually say "plait" myself, and have done all my life, but since these forums are predominantly American English-speaking, I tend to adapt my language so that people here will understand me, and say "braid" instead in most of my posts.
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    I've always "said" plait as plate. I don't think I've ever said the word out loud though. A plait is the same thing as a braid. I was under the impression braid was more of an American word and plait was more of a European word. Or maybe it's regional Anyways, it's all the same thing.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Carolyn View Post
    I was under the impression braid was more of an American word and plait was more of a European word..
    Maybe I am wrong here, but, apart from the UK, I can't think of another country in Europe whose first official language is English.
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    Default Re: Plating/braiding

    Until I joined LHC and started referring to all types of plaits as braids, the only time I ever used the word braid was to describe the styles that are braided over the head, gathering pieces into the braid as it is created (dutch braid, English braid - which was referred to as French braiding). A regular plait started at either the nape of the neck or from a ponytail and was plaited down the length. Have I confused anyone yet? Anyway, I grew up using a mix of UK and American English, depending on the different schools I went to, so I'm used to changing my terminology to fit the majority - although I still tend to use predominantly UK English spelling.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chopandchange View Post
    Maybe I am wrong here, but, apart from the UK, I can't think of another country in Europe whose first official language is English.
    OK yes I do know that. What I was thinking was I've seen some LHCers from various European countries use the word "plait" meaning "braid". I guess I thought that was clear. Sorry if it wasn't


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    Default Re: Plating/braiding

    Yes, it does seem that aside from UK LHCers, European LHCers from non-English speaking countries use the word "plait" as well. In North America, people whose second language is English generally use the word "braid". I see the same thing, Carolyn.

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    Default Re: Plaiting/braiding

    Plait = braid.

    I'm British and pronounce it 'plat'. I have never heard anyone pronounce it 'plate' but I can see how you could make that mistake if you'd only seen it written down!

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