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    I lived in QLD until I was 7 then moved to SA. I say:
    fruit box (although I will occasionally say popper)
    pop top
    fritz
    lounge in the lounge room
    toilet instead of bathroom
    thongs for your feet (one of DH QLD freinds calls them pluggers anyone else call them that?)
    quilt on your bed
    school bag
    gumboot
    potato fritter
    lunch in the middle of the day/ dinner or tea at night
    nappies (MIL calls them napkins drives me nuts, she from SA)
    pram (MIL calls it a push chair)
    cuddle (hate the term nursing for cuddling or BFing)
    esky
    kabana
    yiros is meat and salad wrapped in pita bread/ kebab is meat on a stick
    knickers for girls/jocks for boys
    bathers (mum still calls them togs)
    dog biscuits (DH uses the term kibble for rabbit food)

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    Lol! Billy Connolly actually does a really good bit about it. He said where he loved all the millionaire guys would happily have a drink with the proper working class guys and have a laugh etc and all the middle uppers would just turn up their noses and do the whole 'why aren't they talking to me, I'm better I'm nearly posh' etc then saunter over just to talk about house prices and car values and the market etc to show how well-to-do they were.

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    Quote Originally Posted by new mum 15809 View Post
    thongs for your feet (one of DH QLD freinds calls them pluggers anyone else call them that?)
    Depends on the type of thong. The old style rubber thongs I sometimes refer to as pluggers but the ones with the material straps are just thongs.

    On a side note. DO NOT google images of thongs. OMG SCARRED FOR LIFE

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    I moved around a lot as a defence force kid... So am armed with the various words from a few different places.

    I prefer, however, to use...

    Togs to Qlders or Swimmers to anyone else

    Dagwood dogs, though will say battered sav or Pluto pup if Dagwood dog gets me a weird look

    Peanut butter not paste

    Bag and bag rack not port or port rack, though that was common when I was in school in qld (later years)

    Potato cake even though I'm in qld ... But i am careful to say SEA scallop if i want seafood lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sonja View Post
    I definitely think you can spot the Qlder by use of words like port or togs. I grew up in nth Qld and have never heard those terms used anywhere else. I had to stop using them as my kids are Victorians and had no idea what I was talking about.

    What about sand shoes? Sneakers? Trainers?
    I grew up in NSW but since living in QLD there's a few things that are different.
    Growing up we said:
    Joggers (sneakers), Icy poles, poppers, textas, face washer, permanent marker, potato scallops, pluto pups, cheerios and frankfurts were the bigger version of the cheerios.
    Suitcases were called ports but I call it suitcase now. I had a port when I younger for school. Then swapped to school bag as I got older.
    We call them swimmers not bathers or togs.
    Thongs. Have heard them called flip flops.

    Sloppy joe or jumper?
    For us sloppy joe was fleecy jumpers for school and then had jumpers.

    Track suit pants or sweat pants?
    Me its track suit pants.

    Dinner or tea?
    Dinner or lunch?
    My parents always said tea time for night time meal and dinner was lunch time. As I got older I said lunch was at lunch time and dinner was night time meal.

    Serviette or napkin?
    Serviette for me.
    Last edited by PurpleButterfly4; 11-04-2013 at 18:42.

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    I have never heard anyone say sea scallop lol! That cracks me up.

    So did the first time someone called it a "snow ski" but they just called a water ski a "ski". I guess it's just where you come from!

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    Back when my husband was a teenager, his mother would express her displeasure with his behaviour by slipping off her thong and thwacking him up the side of the head with it.
    Just thought you might want to know.
    Also: the "toilet room" might reasonably be referred to as the DUNNY or the LAVATORY.
    You could say the LAV even. On less formal occasions.

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    Live in Melbourne but grew up in wa so I'm probably
    Mixed up lol

    Juice box
    Pop top
    Face washer
    School bag/ backpack
    Knickers or jocks
    Dagwood dog
    Little boys ( little hot dogs)
    Thongs for feet
    Gumboots
    Souvlaki or kebab depending who I'm talking to
    Milkbar ( when I was growing up was deli)
    Napkin for cloth serviette for paper
    Eski
    Potato cake

    I remember in primary school we had lead pencils but when I moved to vic my class called them grey leads... Looked at my funny if I said lead pencil

    And also daycare or crèche? Crèche drives me bonkers lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by missie_mack View Post
    Oh I remember rollers! They were like a hiking boot

    ETA- Rollers shoes from the 90's

    We called those desert boots aka DB's.

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    Yeah I say grey leads.

    I say daycare, however my MIL says creche, I am not sure why.


 

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