Bibliophile Lass (bibliogirl) wrote,
Bibliophile Lass
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WHAT DO YOU CALL: (grabbed from sensational)


1. A body of water, smaller than a river, contained within relatively narrow banks?
A stream.

2. The thing you push around the grocery store?
A trolley (not a shopping trolley, which is something different)

3. A metal container to carry a meal in?
Ours were never metal, but the plastic equivalent is a lunchbox.

4. The thing that you cook bacon and eggs in?
A frying pan.

5. The piece of furniture that seats three people?
Couch or sofa. It used to always be 'couch', but our current one is a sofa-bed; I've never heard it called a couch-bed.

6. The device on the outside of the house that carries rain off the roof?
A gutter, or guttering.

7. The covered area outside a house where people sit in the evening?
No UK equivalent. Such an area without a covering would be a patio.

8. Carbonated, sweetened, non-alcoholic beverages?
Soft drinks.

9. A flat, round breakfast food served with syrup?
A pancake.

10. A long sandwich designed to be a whole meal in itself?
Probably a baguette.

11. The piece of clothing worn by men at the beach?
Swimming trunks. (Well, on a UK beach it'd be more likely to be trousers, shirt, jumper, jacket... ;))

12. Shoes worn for sports?
Trainers or plimsolls. Plimsolls are what I wore at school for sports. Trainers I see as something for older kids or adults, not little kids.

13. Putting a room in order?
Tidying up.

14. A flying insect that glows in the dark?
Firefly.

15. The little insect that curls up into a ball?
I think you mean a woodlouse.

16. The children's playground equipment where one kid sits on one side and goes up while the other sits on the other side and goes down?
A see-saw.

17. How do you eat your pizza?
At home: with hands. At a restaurant: with cutlery.

18. What's it called when private citizens put up signs and sell their used stuff?
If they're doing it on their own property, a garage sale; if they're going somewhere else to do it with other people, a car boot sale.

19. What's the evening meal?
Dinner.

20. The thing under a house where the furnace and perhaps a rec room are?
Nonexistent in the UK! However in theory I would call it a basement.
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