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    Default You call it WHAT!?!?

    So the recent threads on devon and jaffles reminded me of my BIL. My family is Victorian, and my sister married a NSW'er (well, Welshman, but you geddit) from pretty far up North- very close to the QLD border.

    It always used to amuse me when he would go on and on at my sister about what we call things, because he had grown up calling it something else

    Eg- what we call primas:

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    (And not just that brand, any type of juice in a box)
    He would bang on and on about them NOT being called Prima's, because that was the brand- they were known to him as popper's. This is what I grew up calling a popper:

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    And of course, we would argue that we call things by brand names all the time- Thermos, Esky etc.


    So tell me- what do you find hard to believe that other people think is a perfectly common word or noun?

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    This is definitely a poppa :-P I have a friend who calls them juice boxes, so generic lol.

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    And this is a pop top (though I think that might be the brand that first brought them out)!

    My brother in law is a Kiwi and calls eskies "chilly bins" and speed bumps are "jutter bars" haha. He hates that Australians say "servo", "bottlo", etc.

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    Haha I have a boy from NZ in my grade- we laugh about Chilly Bins, Jandles, Jerseys, Felts etc.

    There is a NZ mod too who I love to give a good ribbing to when I see her

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    Quote Originally Posted by JR03 View Post
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    This is definitely a poppa :-P I have a friend who calls them juice boxes, so generic lol.

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    And this is a pop top
    This.

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    Agree with JR03. Primo's are poppers. The others are pop tops

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    I definitely think I'm in the minority here, but that's just how I was raised!

    What about how you purchase beer in a glass at the pub? Pots? Schooners? Pints? (Does Aus DO pints? ) I seem to remember BIL had a thing about this too when he moved to Vic..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nomsie View Post
    So the recent threads on devon and jaffles reminded me of my BIL. My family is Victorian, and my sister married a NSW'er (well, Welshman, but you geddit) from pretty far up North- very close to the QLD border.

    It always used to amuse me when he would go on and on at my sister about what we call things, because he had grown up calling it something else

    Eg- what we call primas:

    Attachment 34767

    (And not just that brand, any type of juice in a box)
    He would bang on and on about them NOT being called Prima's, because that was the brand- they were known to him as popper's. This is what I grew up calling a popper:

    Attachment 34768

    And of course, we would argue that we call things by brand names all the time- Thermos, Esky etc.


    So tell me- what do you find hard to believe that other people think is a perfectly common word or noun?
    I am in SA and have always called the first one a "Fruit Box"! Second one Pop Top. So funny, I never knew that instead of Fritz people said Devon.

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    First image is a popper no matte what rand and the second ones are pop top no matter the brand. Qlder here

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    Drinks are stubby, middy or schooner.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrsOhara View Post
    Drinks are stubby, middy or schooner.
    So no pots?


 

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