Athene Numphe (athene) wrote,
Athene Numphe
athene

This seems pretty interesting

Regional English Poll
Age: 24
Where did you grow up: Ithaca, NY (until age 9), then New Orleans, LA

WHAT DO YOU CALL:

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 is 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 or sometimes sofa

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.
porch

8. Carbonated, sweetened, non-alcoholic beverages.
soft drinks

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

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

11. The piece of clothing worn by men at the beach.
trunks or bathing suit

12. Shoes worn for sports.
sneakers

13. Putting a room in order.
cleaning or tiding up

14. A flying insect that glows in the dark.
firefly

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

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 (but sometimes tetter-totter)

17. How do you eat your pizza?
I fold it in half lengthwise and then go from point to crust.

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 (but supper if it's formal)

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

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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