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Vocabulary

Gacked from jacquez and filkerdave :

I am 40 and grew up in NY and NJ.


# 1. A body of water, smaller than a river, contained within relatively narrow banks? Creek
# 2. The thing you push around the grocery store? Shopping cart or wagon.
# 3. A metal container to carry a meal in? Lunch box.
# 4. The thing that you cook bacon and eggs in? Not bacon of course, but I use a frying pan for eggs.
# 5. The piece of furniture that seats three people? Sofa or couch, interchangably
# 6. The device on the outside of the house that carries rain off the roof? Raingutters
# 7. The covered area outside a house where people sit in the evening? Porch
# 8. Carbonated, sweetened, non-alcoholic beverages? Soda
# 9. A flat, round breakfast food served with syrup? Pancakes
# 10. A long sandwich designed to be a whole meal in itself? Hero if hot, sub/submarine if cold.
# 11. The piece of clothing worn by men at the beach? Bathing suit
# 12. Shoes worn for sports? Sneakers
# 13. Putting a room in order? Straightening up
# 14. A flying insect that glows in the dark? Firefly or lightning bug
# 15. The little insect that curls up into a ball? Um?
# 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? See-saw
# 17. How do you eat your pizza? Round pie slice - point first, folding if necessary; square pie - just eat.
# 18. What's it called when private citizens put up signs and sell their used stuff? Stoop sale.
# 19. What's the evening meal? Dinner or supper. Pretty much interchangeable.
# 20. The thing under a house where the furnace and perhaps a rec room are? Basement

Comments

# 3. A metal container to carry a meal in? Lunch box.
What on earth ELSE would it be called???

# 17. How do you eat your pizza? Round pie slice - point first, folding if necessary; square pie - just eat.

Only a New Yorker would think to differentiate between round and square pies. :)

# 20. The thing under a house where the furnace and perhaps a rec room are? Basement

I'm guessing the other possible answer here is "cellar" But cellars and basements are not technically the same thing.

# 15. The little insect that curls up into a ball? Um?

The popular answer among the folks across the pond seems to be "rolly polly" -- and I have no idea what they're talking about.

How long has it been since lunch boxes were metal?

Hero if hot, sub/submarine if cold.

I've never heard that distinction before. Thank you.

you've never seen a roly poly? They are very cool. Some people call them stink bugs.

The Hero vs. Sub thing I hear most often up North.

you've never seen a roly poly?

Ooh, bad image -- a local lunch place (now out of business, but this isn't why) sold "roly-polies" -- which is to say, "wraps" (tortilla-like bread filled with sandwich stuff and rolled up like a burrito). Other than that, I have never before heard the term "roly poly".

I don't know what a stink bug is either. I'm just a hopeless city kid, I guess.

pill bug?

Potato bug?

um, little gray bug that rolls into a ball with lots of little legs?

i've heard them called rolly pollys, potato bugs and poosies.

I grew up near Pittsburg, PA, but my mom's from NJ.

1. Creek, sometimes pronounced (by others) 'crick'
2. Shopping cart.
3. Lunch box. (mine was Peanuts.)
4. Pan. (no bacon.)
5. Couch.
6. Gutter.
7. Porch.
8. Soda, sometimes Coke but sometimes ginger ale, Sprite or Dr. Pepper.
9. Pancake.
10. Hoagie, or a sub, but I didn't really grow up with them.
11. Swimming trunks.
12. Sneakers.
13. Tidying.
14. both firefly(NJ)/lightning bug(PA).
15. Weevil? (I think that's a Southern thing.)
16. Teeter-totter! also called see-saw.
17. Take a bite of the tip/sides and a bite of the crust - even out the cheese/bread ratio, until the crust is gone.
18. Yard sale, or garage sale.
19. Dinner.
20. Basement.

15. Pill Bug or Potato Bug....they're those grey bugs...in A Bug's Life, they're the acrobats.

I was begining to think no one else anywhere called them pill bugs.

LOL....I can't believe no one calls them pill bugs either.