Yeah that's what we call it here... Weird, I thought they called them that everywhere.. Crossing guard does make more sense, but we call them lollipop men, probably because of the sings they carry that look like lollipops.
I've never heard it before you mentioned it, although it might be used in other parts of the country, especially New England, which has more Britishisms than the west coast. I also looked up "crossing guard" on Wikipedia and it says "lollipop man" is most commonly used in the UK an Australia.
"Lollipop man" sounds like some kind of pedophile.
Weird, I seriousy just assumed it was used by everyone everywhere... Yeah, maybe it is. Australia use it too? Well, at least the UK isn't alone I'd probably prefer if they were called Crossing gaurds, I was always disappointed as a child, believing that 'lollipop man' meant they gave you free lollipops whenever you crossed the road.
It does! And there are lots right next to my school... Oh god
There a pedophiles near your school?! Aren't there laws about where registered sex offenders can and can't live? In this country they aren't permitted to live within a certain radius of schools, parks or daycare centers, even if their crimes had nothing to do with children. And these days you can become a registered sex offender for life just for sexting someone.
There probably's will be, ones that the police haven't found out about yet. Rumours go around about people being pedophiles but idk whether they are all true or just gossip. You can never be sure. They probably have the same rules here about pedophiles being near certain places, and really? A few weeks ago in school, my head of year called us for an assembly. She said the police were coming into my school to talk to us about something, and it was about sex offenders. A few people in my year group/grade and a few from year groups older and even younger, were placed on the sex offenders list. This was because they videoed people having sex and posted it and shared it via Facebook, Youtube or whatever. Some people in this city are a disgrace.