/Millennials/Gen Xers: What Do You Call These Pit Thingies In Mario Bros. ?
Millennials/Gen Xers: What Do You Call These Pit Thingies In Mario Bros. ?

Millennials/Gen Xers: What Do You Call These Pit Thingies In Mario Bros. ?

Hi. You know how, in old side-scrolling Mario games, you'd come to a pit/gap/hole thing, like this?

Millennials/Gen Xers: What Do You Call These Pit Thingies In Mario Bros. ?

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What do you call that thing? Because a friend of mine referred to it as "the edge" in a Facebook post after he heard someone refer to it as a "trench" in a YouTube video.

Millennials/Gen Xers: What Do You Call These Pit Thingies In Mario Bros. ?

Ricky Mallory / Nintendo

And I was sitting there like, "Uhhh..." because for my entire life, I called it a "flush." And I realized I have no idea why.

Millennials/Gen Xers: What Do You Call These Pit Thingies In Mario Bros. ?

Others started chiming in, saying that they've called it a "hole" or a "gap" or just "falling in." According to the MarioWiki, it's called a "bottomless pit," but I don't think I've ever heard someone call it "bottomless."

Millennials/Gen Xers: What Do You Call These Pit Thingies In Mario Bros. ?

Nintendo

It's interesting, because the internet wasn't really a thing yet back when the original Nintendo Entertainment System came out. So without the ability to just look things up online, a lot of us came up with our own vernacular for video game objects.

So please help me out here. What did you call this thing when you were growing up? I'll put a poll here for voting, but if you called it something extra weird or unique, please let me know in the comments.

What is this thing?

Pit

Pit

Gap

Trench

Edge

Hole

Something else