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    Well when bringing the shopping in, and the kids ask where to put the packet of toilet paper, I don't want to tell them to put it in the toilet because then I'll find it floating later ... but I do tell them to put it in the "toilet room".

    Also - when asked "Where is <somebody>?" and they are using the toilet, the polite response is to mention that they are in the "bathroom". However, when it is pointed out that the bathroom is empty it is automatic to clarify that they are in the "toilet room". They are not "in" the "toilet". The obvious thought would be to say that they are "on" the toilet, but if the person in question is male this might not be true either.
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    This tread is awesome and everyone is not taking it too serious and not offending others!

    im in SA so..
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    Bathers - togs sound weird to me
    dont know about beers as I have never ordered one
    also ice coffee here I always imagine "farmers union"
    I also say toastie woastie ( for the sandwhiches in those toasted triangle things)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eko View Post
    I'm from NSW originally and we used to call them fruitboxes, not poppers.

    DH can't cope with the fact that everyone else calls them milkbars, not Delis. A deli is where you get meat products. Lol. Darn Perthies!
    I'm born and bred in SYdney and Central Coast, only ever known them as poppers

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    Quote Originally Posted by LaDiDah View Post
    I remember being really confused when the AP and school said not to wear thongs to work... Wasn't entirely sure what my underwear had to do with anything lol.
    Jersey is a jumper and felt tips are textas. Another one I've come across recently is snaps... I call them poppers lol and that gave the lady on the cloth nappy place a good laugh, apparently I 'am soooo English' lol. Also cozzie instead of bathers and crisps not chips. Chips to me are hot. Donna was confusing (we call it covers or duvet) and runners (trainers). Think that's all I have trouble with at the moment lol starting to grasp it all!

    I will never be able to do dah-tah (day-ta) cause it just sounds silly to me lol and in the UK you can have a root around meaning look for something. A route (root) which is the way to go to get somewhere and a router (root-er) which is how you connect to the Internet
    Both DH and I pronounce router r-out-er lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eko View Post
    I'm from NSW originally and we used to call them fruitboxes, not poppers.

    DH can't cope with the fact that everyone else calls them milkbars, not Delis. A deli is where you get meat products. Lol. Darn Perthies!
    I'm from SA and they're Delis here too not milk bar!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sweetseven View Post
    Jaffles made me think of Jaffa's - a ball of chocolate coated in a thin red candy layer.

    Jiffy pies are two slices of bread with a filling between them and squashed together with hot metal to toast the bread and cook the filling.

    When we came to Australia - I discovered "toasted sandwiches" that were like "jiffy pies" but had a diagonal pressed into them as well. I was so dissapointed that I couldn't find a jiffy pie maker in Australia so had to make do with toasted sandwiches instead. They were okay for most things, but when you used egg as the filling you had to put the yolk on one side and the white on the other side Jiffy pies were so much nicer with the egg in the middle and the white around the outside.
    You can buy ones that don't have the diagonal thing. They essentially look like bread pies when done but only seen camping ones not bench top ones

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    Cling wrap or glad wrap?

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    Quote Originally Posted by LaDiDah View Post
    Another one I've come across recently is snaps... I call them poppers lol and that gave the lady on the cloth nappy place a good laugh, apparently
    They've always been "dones" to me, but no-one else seems to have ever heard of the term. I've even heard people refer to them as "clips".

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    Quote Originally Posted by rainbow road View Post
    Cling wrap or glad wrap?
    I say glad wrap (the brand haha) but DH calls it cling film :/ why I have no idea


 

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