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09:23 pm: Linguistic differences meme
Linguistic difference survey
1. A body of water, smaller than a river, contained within relatively narrow banks?
2. What the thing you push around the grocery store?
3. A metal container to carry a meal in?
4. The thing that you cook bacon and eggs in?
5. The piece of furniture that seats three people?
6. The device on the outside of the house that carries rain off the roof?
7. The covered area outside a house where people sit in the evening?
8. Carbonated, sweetened, non-alcoholic beverages?
9. A flat, round breakfast food served with syrup?
10. A long sandwich designed to be a whole meal in itself?
11. The piece of clothing worn by men at the beach?
12. Shoes worn for sports?
13. Putting a room in order?
14. A flying insect that glows in the dark?
15. The little insect (arthropod) that curls up into a ball?
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?
17. How do you eat your pizza?
18. What's it called when private citizens put up signs and sell their used stuff?
19. What's the evening meal?

Linguistic difference survey
1. A body of water, smaller than a river, contained within relatively narrow banks?
stream
2. What the thing you push around the grocery store?
trolley
3. A metal container to carry a meal in?
don't have a word for this - fried rice box or something
4. The thing that you cook bacon and eggs in?
frying pan
5. The piece of furniture that seats three people?
settee
6. The device on the outside of the house that carries rain off the roof?
gutter - drainpipe
7. The covered area outside a house where people sit in the evening?
deck - think I used to call it patio before I moved to NZ
8. Carbonated, sweetened, non-alcoholic beverages?
pop
9. A flat, round breakfast food served with syrup?
pancake
10. A long sandwich designed to be a whole meal in itself?
Subway sandwich
11. The piece of clothing worn by men at the beach?
Trunks - most kiwis would say togs
12. Shoes worn for sports?
trainers or maybe you mean boots
13. Putting a room in order?
tidying
14. A flying insect that glows in the dark?
glowworm
15. The little insect (arthropod) that curls up into a ball?
don't think they have 'em here - there was a worm in Vanuatu that did that but I never found a name for it
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 my hands? this isn't the answer you're looking for...move alog
18. What's it called when private citizens put up signs and sell their used stuff?
garage sale
19. What's the evening meal?
tea, dinner, supper - depends on the time and the level of formality

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From:sheaj34
Date:December 5th, 2003 12:11 pm (UTC)

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My Answers, will see how they compare to yours later, be interesting seems we grew up in roughly the same area of the world.

1.A body of water, smaller than a river, contained within relatively narrow banks? stream
2. What the thing you push around the grocery store? shopping trolley
3. A metal container to carry a meal in? tin caddy
4. The thing that you cook bacon and eggs in? frying pan
5. The piece of furniture that seats three people? settee or couch interchangeable
6. The device on the outside of the house that carries rain off the roof? gutter
7. The covered area outside a house where people sit in the evening? gazebo (but too bloomin cold to sit out long here.
8. Carbonated, sweetened, non-alcoholic beverages? pop
9. A flat, round breakfast food served with syrup? pancake
10. A long sandwich designed to be a whole meal in itself? baggette
11. The piece of clothing worn by men at the beach? trunks
12. Shoes worn for sports? trainers or pumps
13. Putting a room in order? tidying
14. A flying insect that glows in the dark? can't think of one
15. The little insect (arthropod) that curls up into a ball? don't know
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 my fingers in slices
18. What's it called when private citizens put up signs and sell their used stuff? garage sale, attic sale
19. What's the evening meal? dinner if it's my main meal that day, tea if it is a snack meal. (tend to have more tea meals in summer than winter)
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