rollerblades

  • sdgraham

    Senior Member
    USA English
    "riding" usually implies sitting astride something, e.g. a bicycle or motorcycle, so, at least to me, your sentence sounds quite odd.

    (unless, of course, you have a novel manner of using roller blades)
     

    Merrit

    Senior Member
    English
    If you are looking for a specific verb, I would 'skate' on rollerskates or rollerblades.

    I've heard of people 'skating' down the road, but never 'blading' down the road.

    m

    (It may well exist, even if I've never heard it.)
     

    Packard

    Senior Member
    USA, English
    If you are looking for a specific verb, I would 'skate' on rollerskates or rollerblades.

    I've heard of people 'skating' down the road, but never 'blading' down the road.

    m

    (It may well exist, even if I've never heard it.)
    Acording to Farlex Free Dictionary on-line, the last definition they list is:

    intr.v. blad·ed, blad·ing, blades
    To skate on in-line skates.

    (But my spell-checker does not like it at all!)
     

    Myridon

    Senior Member
    English - US
    For what it's worth, Rollerblade is a registered trademark for a brand of in-line skates even though it is often used generically like xerox for copy, hoover for vacuum, bic/biro for ball-point pen, etc.

    If you don't want to violate the trademark, you are skating on inline skates. ;)
     
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