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    Great thread!! I'm from Manchester in the UK so there are a few things I say differently...

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    Quote Originally Posted by MonsterMoosMum View Post
    We had bags and bag racks lol but was talking to DH who is 4 years older and he's heard and called then ports and port racks. Either i just didn't pay enough attention or its not commonly used anymore
    I just spoke with Miss19 and she mentioned that the racks were always called "port racks" at school, but the bags were only ever "bags" or "backpacks". She never thought anything of it until I pointed out that schoolbags used to be called "ports" so now she understands where the term "port rack" comes from.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sweetseven View Post
    I just spoke with Miss19 and she mentioned that the racks were always called "port racks" at school, but the bags were only ever "bags" or "backpacks". She never thought anything of it until I pointed out that schoolbags used to be called "ports" so now she understands where the term "port rack" comes from.
    Hmm well there you go. Maybe I really didn't pay attention. That or ijust have mummy moosh brain lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Youngmummy2bee View Post
    Also, what do people call the show? A in the one that come to town once a year? It's always been the ---- show to me. When I was in someone asked me when the fate was on. I had no idea what they were on about.
    In Hamilton (NZ) we had the "Summer show" and the "Winter show". In Brisbane (AU) we have the "Ekka" which is an abbreviation of "exhibition". I've also seen advertising for the "Beenleigh Show" and the "Cleveland strawberry festival". I really think it is dependant on the area.

    But I agree with a PP that said a "fete" is a carnival style fundraiser run by a school.

    Actually, thinking about it, the above shows I would be inclined to refer to generically as a "carnival".

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    What I find really wierd is at pre-school, they refer to the racks for the bags - that consist of open-fronted individually separated wooden sections as "lockers".

    Uhm, they don't have a door let alone a lock.

    I've been calling them "pidgeon holes" because that is the closest term I know of, though they really seem too big to be "pidgeon holes". At least Miss4 doesn't seem to mind me saying "pidgeon hole" when her teacher says "locker".

    They look a bit like http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Cube-Unit...1abed39&_uhb=1
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    I say whipper snipper DH says brush cutter ad SIL calls it a weed whacker and were all from the same state lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nomsie View Post
    You mean like agricultural show, with rides, show bags, dog jumping, needlework etc? It's 'The [town name] show' usually, but sometimes there is another word thrown in there, like spring etc.

    A fete to me is a smaller affair, associated with churches and primary schools and primarily held as a fundraiser
    Unless you live in Brisbane where it's called 'The Ekka', short for The Exhibition


 

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