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10-04-2013 11:08 #41
10-04-2013 11:09 #42
Quilt here. Doona and duvet sound so foreign to me lol
10-04-2013 11:09 #43
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10-04-2013 11:17 #46
What about Kabana vs Cabanossi? We say Kabana.
10-04-2013 11:22 #47
10-04-2013 11:24 #48
Poppers and pop tops!
We used to say port as well, we had port racks outside our classroom to put them on.
As for kabana v cabanossi, I think they are two different types of sausage?
10-04-2013 11:25 #49
She looked at me like I was on drugs.
Doona was a brand of duvet, it's like calling all cars Holdens, regardless of whether they are Holdens or not.
Words I find weird, esky (yay for racial slurs), thongs (you're wearing a g-string on your foot?), swimmers (togs, they are TOGS), icy poles (ice BLOCKS), textas (another one I think is a brand maybe? They are felt-tipped pens people), oh and wtf is a sanga?
10-04-2013 11:26 #50
When I lived in England, my housemates would refer to:
'Doona' as a 'Duvet'
'Lounge suite' as a 'Set-tee'
'Vacuum' as a 'Hoover'.
and I have noticed some Aussie friends referring to items as the above in english terms, however they've usually got parents from the UK or the like.
I'm a Queenslander and DH is a Victorian and we're forever laughing about the differences in terms we have for various things.
I say 'togs, he says 'swim suit'
I say 'scallops' meaning the scalloped potato, he says it meaning the seafood variety.
I say 'sleep' in your eyes and he says 'sand'.
I say 'snack bar' he says 'Milk bar'.
I say 'at the moment' and he says 'at the minute'.
I pronounce reservoir as 'res-av-waah' he says 'res-av-voor'
I say 'felt pens' he says 'textas'.
And every permanent marker is called a 'Nikko' pen, wethe ror not it's the actual Nikko pen brand lol!
There's so many more, but these are the ones that spring to mind!
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