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More from the Marie Celeste Dec. 5th, 2003 02:51 pm

These are what *I* call them, not what "they're called locally"


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

2. The thing you push around the grocery store?
Trolley

3. A metal container to carry a meal in?
[culture error] Mess tin?

4. The thing that you cook bacon and eggs in?
kitchenFrying Pan

5. The piece of furniture that seats three people?
Sofa (so good)

6. The device on the outside of the house that carries rain off the roof?
Guttering

7. The covered area outside a house where people sit in the evening?
[ehwhat?]
'Bout the closest I can manage are 'Conservatory' or 'Go-Down'

8. Carbonated, sweetened, non-alcoholic beverages?
Fizzy Drink

9. A flat, round breakfast food served with syrup?
Uh, pancakes, I suppose

10. A long sandwich designed to be a whole meal in itself?
Sub (or possibly filled baguette)

11. The piece of clothing worn by men at the beach?
Trunks or Shorts (or anorak, in this country)

12. Shoes worn for sports?
Trainers. Canvas shoes as for sailing are daps, however.

13. Putting a room in order?
Tidying (or more commonly, nuking)

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

15. The little insect that curls up into a ball?
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?
See-saw

17. How do you eat your pizza?
Cut into six - I can never eat eight.

18. What's it called when private citizens put up signs and sell their used stuff?
[culture error] Garage Sale

19. What's the evening meal?
Dinner. Tea if it's cold and earlier or eaten uniquely by persons under 18).
Supper is milk and [cake|biscuits] before bed.

20. The thing under a house where the furnace and perhaps a rec room are?
[culture error] Cellar, but that wouldn't usually be occupied.

21. Oblate ellipsoid of leaven bread, cut, in two, along its major plane and filled with delicatessen goods?
Filled Roll

22. Narrow passageway, usually covered, to the back of a terrace of houses?
uh... passage, I guess

23. Hairs which stand on end when an animal is frightened or angry or cold?
Hackles

24. Bumps on surface of skin which appear around pores when human is frightened or angry or cold?
Goosebumps / gooseflesh

25. Process of infusing water with leaves of tea plant usually in a teapot?
Brewing

26. Above process left too long such that an excess of bitter substances, mainly tannins, infuse into the drink, so spoiling it?
Fuckup

27. Pot with lid for oven, usually ceramic, for slwoly cooking meat or similar in juices, stock, with vegetables?
ummmmm... me, cook?

28. Can, usually for petrol or water, with handle and screw lid?
Jerrycan.

29. Animal based term of endearment for people?
*blank*

30. Hearty cooked breakfast involving eggs, bacon, sausages, black pudding etc?
Full English

31. Beast of burden, smaller than a horse, with long ears?
Donkey?

32. Place where people take coal out of the ground?
Cellar Mine

33. Small, common red and black spotted beetle?
Ladybird

From: duranorak
Date: December 5th, 2003 - 07:03 am (Link)
I am *not* a long sandwich designed to be a whole meal in itself.
I'm not. Really.

I love you. :)

E.
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From: dennyd
Date: December 5th, 2003 - 07:31 am (Link)
*nibbles*
From: valkyriekaren
Date: December 5th, 2003 - 07:07 am (Link)
'Go-Down'? Never heard that one before! Welsh thing?
From: wechsler
Date: December 5th, 2003 - 07:17 am (Link)
Doubt it. The only one in the family with any claim to welsh-hood is my brother, and he wasn't born when that was named. This was the house before the one you know.

Basically the bit between the garage and the house, where the tumble-drier and frezer later lived, gained a flat roof, lightweight glass/wood endwalls and doors, and a tiled floor, and got called the Go-down. I have no idea why, except that the back door (which led into it) had a large step.
From: valkyriekaren
Date: December 5th, 2003 - 07:23 am (Link)
Ah, OK. So it's a family nickname thing rather than a regional thing?
From: wechsler
Date: December 5th, 2003 - 07:28 am (Link)
No idea.
From: mhw
Date: December 5th, 2003 - 07:25 am (Link)
Though there is this...
From: dennyd
Date: December 5th, 2003 - 07:29 am (Link)
I think what they were actually after was 'porch'. Like the bit out the front in the Waltons, etc.
From: dennyd
Date: December 5th, 2003 - 07:31 am (Link)
29. Kitten?
From: venta
Date: December 5th, 2003 - 07:46 am (Link)
Pet, if you're northern.