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    Question Difference between Diapers and Nappies?

    I know that there names may be different, but i'm just wondering if there's a physical difference between diapers and nappies?

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    Quote Originally Posted by santa22 View Post
    I know that there names may be different, but i'm just wondering if there's a physical difference between diapers and nappies?
    One is a Diaper: http://www.thefreedictionary.com/diaper -this falls on the cotton category-

    Other is a Nappy: http://www.thefreedictionary.com/nappy -Except this falls on the hair category-

    I guess it is a different word people are comfortable with physically saying.

    You hear the word "nappy" from New Zealand, South Africa, Ireland, Uk, Australia and found one from wikipedia: Zimbabwe

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    There is no difference, it's just a different term people use in another part of the world like the UK or Australia.

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    It's like 'tire' and 'tyre'. Different word, same meaning.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Meowstic View Post
    It's like 'tire' and 'tyre'. Different word, same meaning.
    Tire means "to become weary", but a tyre is what you put on a wheel to aid traction. (In Britland anyway!)

    But yes -- nappy and diaper are just regional variations for the same object.

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    Quote Originally Posted by santa22 View Post
    I know that there names may be different, but i'm just wondering if there's a physical difference between diapers and nappies?
    Nope.

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    Now they mean the same thing, but I did find this. I'm to tired at the moment to facts check it.

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    Just you lot over there being different again like red is a colour to me but a color to you and I'm good at maths not math

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    Quote Originally Posted by Snivy View Post
    One is a Diaper: http://www.thefreedictionary.com/diaper -this falls on the cotton category-

    Other is a Nappy: http://www.thefreedictionary.com/nappy -Except this falls on the hair category-

    I guess it is a different word people are comfortable with physically saying.

    You hear the word "nappy" from New Zealand, South Africa, Ireland, Uk, Australia and found one from wikipedia: Zimbabwe
    All former Uk colonial countries

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    they are called nappies in the uk and Australia. and diapers in north america. im sure other countrys have some names for them too.
    but in the end they are he exact same thing

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