I lived in QLD until I was 7 then moved to SA. I say:
fruit box (although I will occasionally say popper)
lounge in the lounge room
toilet instead of bathroom
thongs for your feet (one of DH QLD freinds calls them pluggers anyone else call them that?)
quilt on your bed
lunch in the middle of the day/ dinner or tea at night
nappies (MIL calls them napkins drives me nuts, she from SA)
pram (MIL calls it a push chair)
cuddle (hate the term nursing for cuddling or BFing)
yiros is meat and salad wrapped in pita bread/ kebab is meat on a stick
knickers for girls/jocks for boys
bathers (mum still calls them togs)
dog biscuits (DH uses the term kibble for rabbit food)
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11-04-2013 16:31 #271Senior Member
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11-04-2013 16:33 #272
Lol! Billy Connolly actually does a really good bit about it. He said where he loved all the millionaire guys would happily have a drink with the proper working class guys and have a laugh etc and all the middle uppers would just turn up their noses and do the whole 'why aren't they talking to me, I'm better I'm nearly posh' etc then saunter over just to talk about house prices and car values and the market etc to show how well-to-do they were.
11-04-2013 16:51 #273
11-04-2013 16:56 #274
I moved around a lot as a defence force kid... So am armed with the various words from a few different places.
I prefer, however, to use...
Togs to Qlders or Swimmers to anyone else
Dagwood dogs, though will say battered sav or Pluto pup if Dagwood dog gets me a weird look
Peanut butter not paste
Bag and bag rack not port or port rack, though that was common when I was in school in qld (later years)
Potato cake even though I'm in qld ... But i am careful to say SEA scallop if i want seafood lol
11-04-2013 17:40 #275
Growing up we said:
Joggers (sneakers), Icy poles, poppers, textas, face washer, permanent marker, potato scallops, pluto pups, cheerios and frankfurts were the bigger version of the cheerios.
Suitcases were called ports but I call it suitcase now. I had a port when I younger for school. Then swapped to school bag as I got older.
We call them swimmers not bathers or togs.
Thongs. Have heard them called flip flops.
Sloppy joe or jumper?
For us sloppy joe was fleecy jumpers for school and then had jumpers.
Track suit pants or sweat pants?
Me its track suit pants.
Dinner or tea?
Dinner or lunch?
My parents always said tea time for night time meal and dinner was lunch time. As I got older I said lunch was at lunch time and dinner was night time meal.
Serviette or napkin?
Serviette for me.
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11-04-2013 18:18 #276
I have never heard anyone say sea scallop lol! That cracks me up.
So did the first time someone called it a "snow ski" but they just called a water ski a "ski". I guess it's just where you come from!
11-04-2013 19:19 #277Senior Member
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Back when my husband was a teenager, his mother would express her displeasure with his behaviour by slipping off her thong and thwacking him up the side of the head with it.
Just thought you might want to know.
Also: the "toilet room" might reasonably be referred to as the DUNNY or the LAVATORY.
You could say the LAV even. On less formal occasions.
11-04-2013 19:47 #278
Live in Melbourne but grew up in wa so I'm probably
Mixed up lol
School bag/ backpack
Knickers or jocks
Little boys ( little hot dogs)
Thongs for feet
Souvlaki or kebab depending who I'm talking to
Milkbar ( when I was growing up was deli)
Napkin for cloth serviette for paper
I remember in primary school we had lead pencils but when I moved to vic my class called them grey leads... Looked at my funny if I said lead pencil
And also daycare or crèche? Crèche drives me bonkers lol
11-04-2013 20:55 #279
11-04-2013 21:02 #280
Yeah I say grey leads.
I say daycare, however my MIL says creche, I am not sure why.
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