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The Patriotic Earthling ([personal profile] orbitaldiamonds) wrote2010-05-02 05:38 am

Regionalisms Meme

Ganked from (LJ)simply_fly_away.

Age: 26; 27 on (American) Thanksgiving.

Where did you grow up: Mostly Titusville, Florida, USA.

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

stream or creek

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

shopping cart or just cart, sometimes "buggy" in the South

3. A metal container to carry a meal in.

lunch box

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

frying pan or just pan

5. The piece of furniture that seats three people.

couch or sofa

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.

porch or patio, though my dad uses "lanai"

8. Carbonated, sweetened, non-alcoholic beverages.

soda--I find it hella annoying when my Southern brethren call all soda "Coke"

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

sounds like a pancake to me

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

a sub (short for submarine sandwich)

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

swim trunks (unless they're board shorts or a Speedo)

12. Shoes worn for sports.

tennis shoes

13. Putting a room in order.

cleaning up

14. A flying insect that glows in the dark.

firefly or lightning bug

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

roly poly :)

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 my hands, point to crust if I'm in front of the TV, with a knife and fork if I'm at the computer

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

garage sale or yard sale (my dad's from the Midwest, he sometimes calls 'em tag sales)

19. What's the evening meal?

dinner, though as a Southern Girl I suppose I should say "supper" :P

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

basement...which I'd only seen once in person before moving to Alaska (living in Florida = no basements)

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

water fountain

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