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And the dude is a comic book artist.

The video makes the basement look cool enough, if you’re into that sort of thing (and I’m not) but I can’t help but wonder how much this dude earns for his comic book art. Also, what’s the cost of living in SLC? Apparently, he can afford a big house with a beautiful back yard.

The ka-CHING noises in the video are annoying: $8K for wooden furniture? That seems pretty cheap for all those pieces. I also wonder how much he saved by having his contractor father do the work with him. Maybe it ought to be a $125K fantasy basement.

Mirrored from Harry Connolly. You can comment here but not there.

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burger_eater
Jun. 28th, 2015 05:02 pm (UTC)
Re: Wow wow wee waa
A cellar is below-ground storage while a basement is a living space. A basement can also be only partially underground, especially if the house is built on a hillside.

Of course, most people aren't that careful about the way they use terms. I sometimes use them interchangeably.
Aneurin Price
Jun. 30th, 2015 10:04 pm (UTC)
Re: Wow wow wee waa
Thanks for the response - to be honest I wasn't expecting anything on a post a couple of weeks old - and thanks for indulging in such a wild digression from the topic.

We have a term 'lower ground', which is sometimes used for buildings on a hill or where there are two different levels that could be considered 'the ground' from a certain perspective: the ground floor is the floor the main entrance is on, and the lower ground floor is the one below it. I've never come across it being applied to a house, but then I've never seen a house where it's come up.

I find the differences in language and idiom between US and UK English to be an endless source of fascination (and often surprise or confusion, granted).