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    An umbrella or parasol (also called a brolly, parapluie, rainshade, sunshade, gamp, bumbershoot, or umbrolly) is a canopy designed to protect against rain or sunlight. The word parasol usually refers to an item designed to protect from the sun; umbrella refers to a device more suited to protect from rain. Often the difference is the material; some parasols are not waterproof. Parasols are often meant to be fixed to one point and often used with patio tables or other outdoor furniture. Umbrellas are almost exclusively hand-held portable devices; however, parasols can also be hand-held. The collapsible (or folding) umbrella may have first been used in China, although its appearance elsewhere seems to have been independent, and had sliding levers similar to those in use today.
    The word umbrella comes from the Latin word umbra, meaning shade or shadow (the Latin word, in turn, derives from the Ancient Greek ómbros [?μβρος].) Brolly is a slang word for umbrella, used often in Britain, New Zealand, Australia, South Africa, and Kenya. Bumbershoot is a fanciful Americanism from the late 19th century.


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    Ducky

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    I think it should be called a bumbershoot. I like saying it. Bumbershoot, bumbershoot, bumbershoot!
    ROMOS

    We use the bumbershoot a lot in Scotland,in fact I used mine today "again" Phtttt!
    Ducky

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    Awww...ANOTHER bumbershoot day! :(
    ROMOS

    Yep, another Bumbershoot day, and it still is!
    :(


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