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What is the absolute largest body of water near to where you live, and have you ever been in it or on it?

 

  For me, it’s the Pacific Ocean, and I’ve been on it many times.

Inspired by this question that was posted by another member and in turn had been inspired by yet another question that was posted by yet another member: https://answermug.com/forums/topic/138130/have-you-been-to-all-of-the-states-or-provinces-that-border-the/view/post_id/963558


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Posted - July 15

Responses


  • 9990
    Lake Tahoe.  I've neither been on or in it (and we both want to keep it that way)
      July 15, 2022 3:22 PM MDT
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  • 7130
    Lake Ontario, in and on it. 
      July 15, 2022 3:56 PM MDT
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  • 658
    The largest body of water near where I live is the Atlantic Ocean.  I have been in it and on it.  
      July 15, 2022 4:12 PM MDT
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  • 42189
    Lake Erie. Both in and on it.
      July 15, 2022 4:24 PM MDT
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  • 16555
    Gulf of Mexico.  I've been in it many times and on it only a few.
      July 15, 2022 5:40 PM MDT
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  • 8879
    How near?
      July 15, 2022 6:25 PM MDT
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  • 42189
    Pond...creek. Lake Michigan. Your choice.
      July 15, 2022 6:54 PM MDT
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  • 8879
    Okay, how large, then?
      July 16, 2022 7:28 AM MDT
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  • 49465

     

      Indubitably!
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      July 16, 2022 1:21 PM MDT
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  • 49465

     

    Of course.
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      July 15, 2022 11:12 PM MDT
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  • 8879
    Yes. 
      July 16, 2022 7:28 AM MDT
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  • 29779
    Largest lake in my state is Lake of the Ozarks and yes I have been in and on it. 
    I have been both in and on every large lake on my state.
      July 15, 2022 6:57 PM MDT
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  • 15065
    The Southern Ocean. In it, not on it. All of the boating I've done was on the Pacific, the Hawkesbury River or the Parramatta River.

    Incidentally, have you never been IN the Pacific? I thought everyone who lived in California was practically symbiotic with their surfboard. Was Brian Wilson lying to us all this time? This post was edited by Slartibartfast at July 16, 2022 2:32 PM MDT
      July 16, 2022 2:32 AM MDT
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  • 49465

     

      Swimming, diving, snorkeling all count as being in water. 

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      July 16, 2022 1:23 PM MDT
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  • 15065
    Exactly. You said you'd been on it, nothing about in it.
      July 16, 2022 9:31 PM MDT
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  • 49465

     

      Ok, thank you, now I see your point.
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      July 16, 2022 11:10 PM MDT
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  • 11433
    The Atlantic Ocean. In it and flew over it.
      July 16, 2022 3:02 AM MDT
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  • 11433
    You had me thinking this was a Kittigate redundancy production. Is there such a thing as the conditional, qualified, or otherwise unabsolute largest body of water? Of course not; it's either the largest or it's not, so absolute is redundant. Grrrrr.
      July 16, 2022 8:25 AM MDT
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  • 49465

     

      Yes yes.
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      July 16, 2022 1:25 PM MDT
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  • 4475
    You didn’t define near, so I’ll say it’s Lake Thompson, South Dakota.  It’s about 50 miles from me and it’s the state’s largest natural lake.  I haven’t been in it or on it.
      July 16, 2022 9:44 AM MDT
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  • 49465
      Is there a larger body of water closer to you than Lake Thompson?
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      July 16, 2022 1:36 PM MDT
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  • 4475
    The closest large lake lake I’ve been on and in is Lake Kampeska.  I’ve also been over it because the flight to Denver takes off over it.




      July 16, 2022 3:02 PM MDT
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  • 49465

     

      I don’t know which of the two lakes you’ve mentioned so far is the largest. You’re confusing. 

      Flying over them doesn’t count as in or on. 

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      July 16, 2022 10:19 PM MDT
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  • 4475
    I also said I was both in and on Lake Kampeska.  It’s closer to me but it’s smaller than Lake Thompson. This post was edited by Livvie at July 17, 2022 8:42 AM MDT
      July 17, 2022 6:47 AM MDT
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