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Y'all come look at this meme

Gacked from connielane and angua9. I love seeing the differences in language among the various regions.

Except for numbers 4, 15 and 19, my answers were identical to angua9's, which I suppose means we Texas girls really do all talk alike.

What do you call...

1. A body of water, smaller than a river, contained within relatively narrow banks.

A creek.

2. What the thing you push around the grocery store is called.
A shopping cart or a grocery cart.

3. A metal container to carry a meal in.
A lunchbox.

4. The thing that you cook bacon and eggs in.
A pan.

5. The piece of furniture that seats three people.
A couch.

6. The device on the outside of the house that carries rain off the roof.
A gutter.

7. The covered area outside a house where people sit in the evening.
A porch. Or if it's very large, a patio. But usually a porch.

8. Carbonated, sweetened, non-alcoholic beverages.
Cokes.

9. A flat, round breakfast food served with syrup.
A pancake.

10. A long sandwich designed to be a whole meal in itself.
A sub sandwich.

11. The piece of clothing worn by men at the beach.
Swimming trunks.

12. Shoes worn for sports.
Tennis shoes.

13. Putting a room in order.
Cleaning up.

14. A flying insect that glows in the dark.
A lightning bug.

15. The little insect that curls up into a ball.
A doodle bug.

16. The children's playground equipment where one kid sits on one side and goes up while the other sits on the other side and goes down.
A see-saw.

17. How do you eat your pizza?
Pointy end first. (Twice on this meme I've seen people specify "crust-side down". Does anyone really eat it crust-side up?)

18. What's it called when private citizens put up signs and sell their used stuff?
A garage sale.

19. What's the evening meal?
Dinner.

20. The thing under a house where the furnace and perhaps a rec room are?
A basement.

21. What do you call the thing that you can get water out of to drink in public places?
A water fountain.

Comments

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stmargarets
Apr. 6th, 2008 10:01 pm (UTC)
We always said "tennis shoes" in KC, but since I moved to the East Coast, I now say sneakers. Same with Coke - now I say soda. Since we moved to Nova Scotia, I can say "supper" again. "Dinner" is lunch here.
pennylane_4
Apr. 6th, 2008 10:06 pm (UTC)
Yeah, the Coke thing really throws non-Southerners off, doesn't it? LOL. I don't think I've ever said "supper", though I know lots of people who do.
stmargarets
Apr. 6th, 2008 10:10 pm (UTC)
I think "supper" is a lower economic class thing. My grandmother always called a lunchbox a "dinner bucket" - you weren't taking that to the boardroom!
pennylane_4
Apr. 6th, 2008 10:24 pm (UTC)
Dinner bucket, I love it! I've also heard it called a "lunch pail", which inexplicably makes me giggle.

grandma_kate
Apr. 7th, 2008 03:11 am (UTC)
I must be from another planet than Texas because I had lots of different words for things. Stream, skillet, drain pipe, sofa, sweet fizzy drinks, water bug, teeter-totter and with a knife and fork.

I grew up in California but had a very Irish Mum so that may explain some of the terms.
pennylane_4
Apr. 7th, 2008 05:00 am (UTC)
Yes, there is quite a difference, isn't there? But the other people from Texas, or from the southern U.S., who've done this meme have all said "skillet" as well, so I guess I'm an oddball, even in my own state!
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