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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).
    I'm not a very good qlder then lol I thought it was strange as being called a port.

    Now live in Nsw n come across some strange words for things Aunty calls dry food kibble & lunch dinner ????
    Last edited by jagamoe; 10-04-2013 at 15:19.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tootsiegirl View Post
    I moved from Melb to Sydney during primary school for a while and still remember the strange looks id get when I used different words! Drinking tap (bubbler) icy pole (ice block) liquid paper (white out) Bathers (cossies) and rollers were some type if shoe really popular at my school for a bit that u had never heard of!

    I still call them hair bobbles...never noticed nobody else did!

    Oh and I am in Melb and I'm sure when I order DH a beer it's a pot or a pint?
    Rollers were really popular at my high school in QLD, no one else I ask has ever heard of them!

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    Here's another.

    Aeroplane or airplane? I just say plane.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ngaiz View Post
    Oh I have a good one 'answer phone'!!!
    Answer phone ?

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    Plane lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ngaiz View Post
    Oh I have a good one 'answer phone'!!!
    We used to have an 'answering machine' back in the day before message bank, voicemail etc...

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    Quote Originally Posted by PaulsParadigm View Post
    We used to have an 'answering machine' back in the day before message bank, voicemail etc...
    I still call it an answering machine lol

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    Oh and 'milk bars' are newsagents or corner shops to me. A milk bar sounds like it should be one of those old fashioned milkshake places lol

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    33, live in Melbs, have lived a lot in Sydney, born in Scotland.

    Pints, pots, toasted sandwich (Mum calls them Brevilles), vacuum (mum: Hoover), potato cake (we called them scallops when I was living in Sydney), couch (in the lounge room or living room), doona (my extended family call it a duvet), a quilt is like a throw that just looks nice, thongs, bathers (mum: swimming costume), esky.

    I had some relos out from Scotland recently and they kept saying "trousers" to DS1 and laughed when I said we call them pants. Pants to them are undies. He was TTing at the time so it was a bit confusing. They also took him to the park and asked if he wanted to go down the chute (slide - slippery dip when I lived in Sydney).

    They also brought over a t-shirt for DS2 that says he's as cool as an ice lolly (icy pole).

    Dad used to call dressing gowns "housecoats". WTF?

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    I went into target the other day looking for underwear and I was asking the lady where the pants were and she directed me to trousers. I got very confused until I remembered you guys call them pants lol


 

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