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    Also you have whiteout - tippex, and contact - sticky back plastic.

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    Just had a thought ... dont go to England and try and ask to buy durex or a XXXX unless you are after condoms.

    I grew up in New Zealand with Sellotape, but here it is "sticky tape". Conversely in New Zealand we had "sticking plaster" but here it is a "Band Aid".

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    Hehe what is durex here then?

    The kids at school look at my weird if I offer them a plaster when they fall (band aid)

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    Quote Originally Posted by LaDiDah View Post
    Hehe what is durex here then?
    Packaging tape, but I think generally stronger than the standard tan-coloured packaging tape, but not quite as strong as electrical tape.

    Alternatively - house paint.
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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:

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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?
    I'm from Vic and any juice in a box I call a prima. The 2nd is a pop top.

    I say panadol even if its a Panamax. My mum says Biro for pens.
    I still say Eski for any brand.

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    Oh this topic ... I want a word for the "toilet room" (as opposed to the bathroom which doesn't have a toilet in it). The only thing I've ever come across is "water closet" which is what WC stands for on a house plan, but it doesn't feel right to say that it normal conversation.

    So every, what can we call the "toilet room" to differentiate it as a separate room in the house?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sweetseven View Post
    And of course a "dairy" is what NZers call a "convenience store".

    I get ribbed for my pronunciation of Subaru - soo-BAR-oo vs soob-er-roo.
    I call it a Milk Bar

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    Quote Originally Posted by singa06 View Post
    I say panadol even if its a Panamax. My mum says Biro for pens.
    People seem to look at me wierd when I refer to painkillers by their active ingredient rather than well know brand name. I'll offer someone "paracetemol" or "ibuprofen" because I don't actually buy the Pandadol brand or Nurofen brand. But more often that not I get a blank look or asked "Is that something like Panadol?"

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    Quote Originally Posted by sweetseven View Post
    Oh this topic ... I want a word for the "toilet room" (as opposed to the bathroom which doesn't have a toilet in it). The only thing I've ever come across is "water closet" which is what WC stands for on a house plan, but it doesn't feel right to say that it normal conversation.

    So every, what can we call the "toilet room" to differentiate it as a separate room in the house?
    We just say "toilet". So if at someone's house I'd ask "where's your toilet?" or I'd let someone know "the toilet is down the hall to the right". I've never had a need to specify that it was in a room of it's own...?

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    Or as my nan would say
    Juice boxes
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