cannonball dive. Is there a British version??

romina_arena

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spanish
I'd like a British native to tell me if this expression is also used in the UK. To do a cannonball dive (into a swimming pool)
Thanks a lot,
Romina
 
  • MichaelW

    Senior Member
    English (British)
    Doing a bomb, or more usually dive-bombing, is what I called it when I was a kiddy.
     
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    timpeac

    Senior Member
    English (England)
    I'd like a British native to tell me if this expression is also used in the UK. To do a cannonball dive (into a swimming pool)
    Thanks a lot,
    Romina
    I've never heard it personally. I've heard of "dive-bombing", but I don't know if that's the same thing.
     

    MichaelW

    Senior Member
    English (British)
    I assume a cannonball dive means pulling up one's knees to one's chest, hands round the ankles and hitting the water bottom first to make the biggest possible splash, if so I used to call it dive-bombing.
     
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