Quilt here. Doona and duvet sound so foreign to me lol
What about Kabana vs Cabanossi? We say Kabana.
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?
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?
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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