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What's the First Floor?

Ah - you're an overseas visitor then!

Here in the UK, street level is called the Ground Floor. Pretty neat, since it's on the ground...
Yes, I know YOU know that too. But wait ...

Then it goes pear-shaped...

In England, the First Floor is the one that is up one flight of stairs, so OK, I concede it, you're right, it's not REALLY the first floor.
The floor they built first is the first floor. I know. I can see that.
Except in England, where the floor they build first is the ground floor and the first floor is built second.
Clear? I hope so.

Ground floor? On the ground.
First floor? Built second, on top of the Ground floor.

Anyway, that's how it is, here in Great Britain ...