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I was super-confused for quite a bit more than a bit...

Where do Americans put the documents they're discussing if not on the table? If their table is full of documents they're not discussing, is anything they've taken off the table, what they are discussing? Where do these land? On the floor? Ah, is that what 'bringing something to the floor' means?

I was confused for a bit:

"In parliamentary procedure, the verb to table has the opposite meaning in the United States from that of the rest of the world:

In the United States, to "table" usually means to postpone or suspend consideration of a pending motion. Generally, to avoid spending time on debate and consideration.
In the rest of the English-speaking world, to "table" means to begin consideration (or reconsideration) of a proposal."


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