Den (dewhitton) wrote,
Den
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Dialect survey thing



Age: 42
Where did you grow up (ages 5-15)?Eastern New South Wales. (Sydney, Katoomba, and The Bush)

WHAT DO YOU CALL:
1. A body of water, smaller than a river, contained within relatively narrow banks?
A creek.

2. The thing you push around the grocery store?
A shopping trolly

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

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

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

6. The device on the outside of the house that carries rain off the roof?
Gutters and downpipes

7. The covered area outside a house where people sit in the evening?
A verandah

8. Carbonated, sweetened, non-alcoholic beverages?
soft drink

9. A flat, round breakfast food served with syrup?
Pancakes are breakfast food? They're almost non-existant in my house but I make a smaller version called piklets. They're like mini pancakes with jam and cream on top.

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

11. The piece of clothing worn by men at the beach?
Cossies.

12. Shoes worn for sports?
Joggers

13. Putting a room in order?
Tidying up.

14. A flying insect that glows in the dark?
Firefly, but they're not found in this area. You have to go to the north coast to see them

15. The little insect that curls up into a ball?
Slater

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?
See-Saw

17. How do you eat your pizza?
With fingers, pointy end first

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

19. What's the evening meal?
Dinner

20. The thing under a house where the furnace and perhaps a rec room are?
The basement, but they are a rare thing in Aussie houses.

21. An unusually heavy rain which does not last long.
A downpour.

22. A window covering on rollers that pulls down.
Blinds

23. A new, limited access, multi-lane road.
Freeway, or motorway if it has a toll
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