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    Quote Originally Posted by sunnyflower View Post
    What about when you buy 24 beers in a box . I'm in WA and we call it a carton
    Qld here call it a carton too but Dh sometimes calls it a slab

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    Quote Originally Posted by MonsterMoosMum View Post
    Never heard that expression before
    Americans calling a bottom a fanny or Australians calling a girls bits a fanny?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kirst33 View Post
    Americans calling a bottom a fanny or Australians calling a girls bits a fanny?
    Americans and what they class as a fanny lol but then again I don't think I actually know any Americans IRL

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    Quote Originally Posted by sunnyflower View Post
    What about when you buy 24 beers in a box . I'm in WA and we call it a carton
    Carton, slab or case

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    When I lived in England, my flatmate (also Australian) used to work for a law firm, so had to dress well every day. Well one day she wore a skirt instead of her usual trousers. Some of her English colleagues noticed and asked why. She told them she didn't have any clean pants and they almost died of shock. Pants in England are undies

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nomsie View Post
    NEVER heard that one.. where in Vic? Were they pulling your leg?!?



    This is a pot
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    That's a pint. Well thats what we served as a pint when I used to work in a bar

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bumpmakes2 View Post
    That's a pint. Well thats what we served as a pint when I used to work in a bar
    A pot is quite a bit smaller than a pint.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sweetseven View Post
    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.
    Haven't read to the end yet but I was pretty sure durex was a brand of condom here too.

    And with the others ....
    Poppers
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    Blanket??? Lol
    School bag
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    Also, what do people call the show? A in the one that come to town once a year? It's always been the ---- show to me. When I was in someone asked me when the fate was on. I had no idea what they were on about.

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    You mean like agricultural show, with rides, show bags, dog jumping, needlework etc? It's 'The [town name] show' usually, but sometimes there is another word thrown in there, like spring etc.

    A fete to me is a smaller affair, associated with churches and primary schools and primarily held as a fundraiser

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    Not sure if it's been said but DP calls toasted sandwiches jaffles. It's weird.

    A few I can remember from what people have mentioned that I say...
    Cozzies or swimmers, popper, pop top, doona, undies, lounge, scallops, joggers (shoes that you run in), pants, esky, thongs (for feet), jumper.

    I have to translate for DS1 a lot when my grandparents say some things. They are from England and Norway so say trousers, settee, things like that.

    I found it really amusing when DP's cousins were over from England and would say something was "well good" or that it was "half 3" (instead of 3:30).


 

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