Nikki (nakeisha) wrote,

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The differences in language

Snaggled from various places on my flist.

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

Stream or a brook.

2. What the thing you push around the grocery store is called.

Shopping trolley.

3. A metal container to carry a meal in.

Lunch box.

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

Frying pan.

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.

People sit outside in the evening? *Shudders* What strange folk.

Sorry *smacks hand* A patio.

8. Carbonated, sweetened, non-alcoholic beverage.


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

Pancake - but not for breakfast!

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

Baguette or French stick with a filling.

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

Swimming trunks.

12. Shoes worn for sports.


13. Putting a room in order.

Tidying up.

14. A flying insect that glows in the dark.

Pass. (Okay, so I've seen Fire fly over my LJ, but they aren't a UK thing - at least as far as I am aware).

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

Wood louse.

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?

With a knife and folk, or course.

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

Car book sale is the closest, but really it doesn't fit exactly.

19. What's the evening meal?

Supper or dinner.

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

Cellar (although it is not the kind of thing the majority of the homes in the UK has and those who do won't have rec rooms, etc. not in general, anyway.).

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

Drinking water fountain or a tap - it depends on how fancy the public place is ;-)

22. If something is diagonally located, where is it in relation to you?

At an angle.

23. What do you call the place where the water comes out of the sink?

The tap.

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