So the recent threads on devon and jaffles reminded me of my BIL. My family is Victorian, and my sister married a NSW'er (well, Welshman, but you geddit) from pretty far up North- very close to the QLD border.
It always used to amuse me when he would go on and on at my sister about what we call things, because he had grown up calling it something else
Eg- what we call primas:
(And not just that brand, any type of juice in a box)
He would bang on and on about them NOT being called Prima's, because that was the brand- they were known to him as popper's. This is what I grew up calling a popper:
And of course, we would argue that we call things by brand names all the time- Thermos, Esky etc.
So tell me- what do you find hard to believe that other people think is a perfectly common word or noun?
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10-04-2013 09:32 #1
You call it WHAT!?!?
10-04-2013 09:38 #2
This is definitely a poppa :-P I have a friend who calls them juice boxes, so generic lol.
And this is a pop top (though I think that might be the brand that first brought them out)!
My brother in law is a Kiwi and calls eskies "chilly bins" and speed bumps are "jutter bars" haha. He hates that Australians say "servo", "bottlo", etc.
10-04-2013 09:41 #3
Haha I have a boy from NZ in my grade- we laugh about Chilly Bins, Jandles, Jerseys, Felts etc.
There is a NZ mod too who I love to give a good ribbing to when I see her
10-04-2013 09:41 #4
10-04-2013 09:42 #5
Agree with JR03. Primo's are poppers. The others are pop tops
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10-04-2013 09:43 #6
I definitely think I'm in the minority here, but that's just how I was raised!
What about how you purchase beer in a glass at the pub? Pots? Schooners? Pints? (Does Aus DO pints? ) I seem to remember BIL had a thing about this too when he moved to Vic..
10-04-2013 09:44 #7
10-04-2013 09:44 #8
First image is a popper no matte what rand and the second ones are pop top no matter the brand. Qlder here
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10-04-2013 09:45 #9
Drinks are stubby, middy or schooner.
10-04-2013 09:46 #10
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