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    Quote Originally Posted by Girl X View Post
    I'd never heard popper or pop top until I moved to Australia. In England we just call them juice cartons, or juice boxes.

    I still can't bring myself to say thongs either. That has a very different meaning in England
    So what do you call your thongs? Flip flops? The other is a g string or if your a little annoying like my DH a g banger lol

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    Being from QLD, I've known beer to come in pots and schooners and more lately pints.

    But here's a link for those who are interested:

    http://www.choice.com.au/blog/2011/m...eer-sizes.aspx

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    Im in SA, Ive grown up with:

    Fruitboxes (the Prima juice box style) and pop-tops or poppers both refer to the little bottle style drinks

    Beer: schooner, pint

    Potato cakes (scallops are a seafood??!!!!) , fritz, dagwood dog.

    Oh, and the old "Milkbar" versus a "Deli". Deli all the way

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    Quote Originally Posted by missie_mack View Post
    My hubby and I have these discussions often- flannel vs face washer or couch vs lounge/settee, there is also the topic of potato cake VS scallop.... Oh and my husband calls sleep (as in the crusty stuff you get in your eyes) sleepy dust... which is just a bit cute
    Face washer, lounge, scallop (though I'm worried when I order chips and a scallop that I might get a seafood scallop, yuck!), and sleep, but I agree that sleepy dust is so cute!


    What about duvet or quilt? I almost died with laughter when I was younger and my Aunty called a quilt a "duvet"; I thought it was a made up word haha!

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    Quote Originally Posted by gizmo View Post
    Being from QLD, I've known beer to come in pots and schooners and more lately pints.

    But here's a link for those who are interested:

    http://www.choice.com.au/blog/2011/m...eer-sizes.aspx
    WOW I have NEVER heard beer referred to as a pony in SA???!!!! Butcher is very old-school, dont here it anymore really.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JR03 View Post
    Face washer, lounge, scallop (though I'm worried when I order chips and a scallop that I might get a seafood scallop, yuck!), and sleep, but I agree that sleepy dust is so cute!


    What about duvet or quilt? I almost died with laughter when I was younger and my Aunty called a quilt a "duvet"; I thought it was a made up word haha!
    Well we use doona, and a quilt is a blanket made from cotton, usually quite pretty to look at.

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    I've never heard pony either! Weird... Also Quilt, Duvet sounds so weird to my ears.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nomsie View Post
    Well we use doona, and a quilt is a blanket made from cotton, usually quite pretty to look at.
    Same

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    Quote Originally Posted by jagamoe View Post
    Popper & pop tops. Qld (normal) here. Another weird thing Victorians called school bags ports why???
    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).

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    Primas are just 'juice boxes' to me..
    The poppers are 'pop tops' to me

    My dad is Scottish so he calls all sorts of things different... So I'm used to having two meanings for some things

    Off licence- is a bottle shop
    Bobble- hair lackes/hair ties
    Docket- receipt
    Motorway- freeway

    I can't think of any others off the top of my head they are all so 'normal' to me I forget which ones aren't normal to everyone else!


    Oh! My husband calls the kitchen bench 'breakfast bar' I thought and still do think its weird!
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