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Monday, April 28, 2008

Aw Shucks !!

I had a major "senior moment" and completely forgot to sign up for Fun Monday this week.
So, I am swiping this from Wendy instead !!


Where did you grow up: all over the place (Army brat) until I was ten and have lived in Northern Virginia ever since.

WHAT DO YOU CALL:

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

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

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: couch

6. The device on the outside of the house that carries rain off the roof: downspout

7. The covered area outside a house where people sit in the evening: porch

8. Carbonated, sweetened, non-alcoholic beverages: soda

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

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

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: straightening up

14. A flying insect that glows in the dark: lightening bug

15.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

16. How do you eat your pizza? pick it up with your hands

17. What’s it called when private citizens put up signs and sell their used stuff? yard sale

18. What’s the evening meal? dinner

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

20. What do you call the clothing covering for legs worn on the outside? pants

Is this what you call these things where you hail from (or were brought up) ?

Wendy is from up north (and that is where my parents were raised) - some of our answers were actually the same ... imagine that !!

6 comments:

SJ said...

Hey! I just saw this on her blog and was thinking about doing it myself....

marmiteandtea said...

I like this I have different names for about half the things. Isn't that wierd same language but SO different. I have no idea what I would have called no 10! A very big sandwich?

Wendy said...

:) TOO FUNNY!! I have a lot of midwestern words still in me also since that is where I spent some time growing up.

Emma in Canada said...

Might have to do this one!

Beckie said...

That is almost exactly what I would have said. The only difference - I would have called it a teeter-totter. I have lived the majority of my life in the NW, but my parents were both from the Midwest.

Julie said...

We differ on a few - I would call them sneakers and a bathing suit.