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    Quote Originally Posted by Nomsie View Post
    Well we use doona, and a quilt is a blanket made from cotton, usually quite pretty to look at.
    This is what I say too

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    Quilt here. Doona and duvet sound so foreign to me lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Uniquey View Post
    It's Queenslanders that say 'Ports' for school bags, well, used to when I was in School and it's a french shortened word for 'Portmanteau' (suitcase or school case).
    Must've been used to as I've never heard hen be called ports lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by RobinSparkles View Post
    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.
    Same here. South aust

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    Quote Originally Posted by MonsterMoosMum View Post
    Must've been used to as I've never heard hen be called ports lol
    Yep, definitley wouldn't be called Ports to any generation under Gen X I would imagine!


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    What about Kabana vs Cabanossi? We say Kabana.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RobinSparkles View Post
    What about Kabana vs Cabanossi? We say Kabana.
    Kabana

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    Qlder here

    Poppers and pop tops!

    We used to say port as well, we had port racks outside our classroom to put them on.

    As for kabana v cabanossi, I think they are two different types of sausage?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JR03 View Post
    What about duvet or quilt? I almost died with laughter when I was younger and my Aunty called a quilt a "duvet"; I thought it was a made up word haha!
    LOL, when I was shopping for our bedding I asked a shop assistant where the duvets were.

    She looked at me like I was on drugs.

    Doona was a brand of duvet, it's like calling all cars Holdens, regardless of whether they are Holdens or not.

    Words I find weird, esky (yay for racial slurs), thongs (you're wearing a g-string on your foot?), swimmers (togs, they are TOGS), icy poles (ice BLOCKS), textas (another one I think is a brand maybe? They are felt-tipped pens people), oh and wtf is a sanga?

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    When I lived in England, my housemates would refer to:

    'Doona' as a 'Duvet'

    'Lounge suite' as a 'Set-tee'

    'Vacuum' as a 'Hoover'.

    and I have noticed some Aussie friends referring to items as the above in english terms, however they've usually got parents from the UK or the like.

    I'm a Queenslander and DH is a Victorian and we're forever laughing about the differences in terms we have for various things.

    I say 'togs, he says 'swim suit'

    I say 'scallops' meaning the scalloped potato, he says it meaning the seafood variety.

    I say 'sleep' in your eyes and he says 'sand'.

    I say 'snack bar' he says 'Milk bar'.

    I say 'at the moment' and he says 'at the minute'.

    I pronounce reservoir as 'res-av-waah' he says 'res-av-voor'

    I say 'felt pens' he says 'textas'.

    And every permanent marker is called a 'Nikko' pen, wethe ror not it's the actual Nikko pen brand lol!

    There's so many more, but these are the ones that spring to mind!
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