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What Do You Call...?

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  1. InTheLight

    InTheLight Well-Known Member

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    Let's check out the differences in definitions of everyday things/items by region or culture. I'll give a few examples and you provide your answers. If your location is not listed next to your screen name, please give it. Then if you can think of something to ask, go ahead and post it.

    1. What is the term for the sweet spread that you use to coat the outside surface of a cake?

    2. What is the distinction between dinner and supper? Is there a distinction?

    3. When you reduce the height of your yard are you mowing or cutting your lawn/grass?

    4. What do you call the end piece in a loaf of bread?

    5. What do you call the wall-mounted thing from which you might drink water in a school?

    6. What do you call the narrow road that runs parallel to a highway?

    7. What do you call the gooey or dry matter that collects in the corners of your eyes, especially while you are sleeping?

    8. What do you call a traffic situation in which several roads meet in a circle and you have to get off at a certain point?

    9. What do you call the miniature lobster that one finds in lakes and streams?

    10. What term do you use when you sell unwanted items (clothes, toys, books, household items) and people come to your house to buy them?
     
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  2. matt wade

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    1. frosting
    2. interchangeable
    3. cut the grass, mow the lawn
    4. end piece
    5. water fountain
    6. service road
    7. sleep
    8. round-a-bout
    9. crawfish
    10. garage sale
     
  3. InTheLight

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    1. frosting

    2. Supper is the last main meal of the day, usually at night. Dinner can be this meal as well, but dinner can also be eaten in the afternoon.

    3. mowing

    4. the crust

    5. drinking fountain

    6. frontage road

    7. eye boogers

    8. roundabouts

    9. crayfish

    10. garage sale
     
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    I will go by first thought.

    1. Glasyr.

    2. No.

    3. Mowing.

    4. The end.

    5. Kopp. (cup) (when I attended school)

    6. The narrow road that runs parallel to a highway.

    7. English: Buggers.

    8. Roundabout. (Very trendy with local gov't planners where I live.)

    9. Kräfta. (Swedish party food.)

    10. Garage sale.
     
  5. InTheLight

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    I edited my question. Want to try #5 again?
     
  6. Bro. Curtis

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    1. Frosting if it's thick and creamy, icing if it's thin and runny.

    2. Supper is a routine family meal. Dinner is an occasion.

    3. Mowing the LAWN.

    4. Yummy. The heel.

    5. Fountain.

    6. Frontage.

    7. Yucky stuff.

    8. Roundabout.

    9. Crawfish.

    10. A garage sale is out of the garage, the yard sale is in the yard.
     
  7. Bro. Curtis

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    Route (root)

    or

    Route (rout)

    ?
     
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    Creek (creak)

    or

    Creek (crick)

    ?
     
  9. InTheLight

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    Route (root)

    Creek (creak)
     
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    Dinner is the biggest meal of the day

    Lunch is the middle of the day (if not a dinner)

    Supper is the evening meal ( if not a dinner)
     
  11. Bro. Curtis

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    Soda or pop ?
     
  12. annsni

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    1. Frosting or icing

    2. no distinction

    3. mow the lawn, cut the grass - interchangeable but we don't mow the grass or cut the lawn. :)

    4. Heel

    5. Water fountain

    6. Service road

    7. eye goobers (family thing)

    8. traffic circle

    9. crawdads

    10. Yard sale, garage sale are two terms. If you go into the house it is usually an estate sale. Rummage sales are done by churches.
     
  13. InTheLight

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    Pop.......
     
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    mayonnaise

    Man-Aze? (two syllables)
    or
    May-uh-Naze? (three syllables)


    mischievous (Mis-chee-vus)
    or
    mischievious (Mis-chee-vee-us)


    poem
    one syllable or two?

    a real estate agent is a:
    reel-uh-ter
    reel-ter
    ree-la-tur
     
  15. InTheLight

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    Frosting if it's simply slathered on. Icing if it's artwork.
     
  16. PreachTony

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    1. Icing
    2. Supper is usually later than Dinner, though they can be interchangeable.
    3. Cutting grass
    4. “The end piece of the loaf” or just the “end pieces”
    5. Water fountain
    6. Access road
    7. No real name for this, but usually call it “sleep”, mainly because “eye boogers” is just weird to me (no offense ITL) :laugh:
    8. Round-about
    9. Crawfish or crawdad
    10. Depending on the location, either a Yard Sale or Garage Sale, though Yard Sale is more prominent. If the whole house is open then you get into “Estate Sale” territory
     
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    1. What is the term for the sweet spread that you use to coat the outside surface of a cake?

    Icing

    2. What is the distinction between dinner and supper? Is there a distinction?
    For me, dinner is lunch Supper is the evening meal. Since my Beloved does not think this way they have become interchangeable.

    3. When you reduce the height of your yard are you mowing or cutting your lawn/grass?

    either

    4. What do you call the end piece in a loaf of bread?

    yucky... or heel

    5. What do you call the wall-mounted thing from which you might drink water in a school?

    water fountain

    6. What do you call the narrow road that runs parallel to a highway?

    I never called it anything. In TX they are called frontage roads. The GPS says they are the same as the highway

    7. What do you call the gooey or dry matter that collects in the corners of your eyes, especially while you are sleeping?

    sand

    8. What do you call a traffic situation in which several roads meet in a circle and you have to get off at a certain point?
    confusing

    9. What do you call the miniature lobster that one finds in lakes and streams?
    crawdad

    10. What term do you use when you sell unwanted items (clothes, toys, books, household items) and people come to your house to buy them?
    yard, garage or estate sale
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  18. PreachTony

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    Answers Bolded above.
     
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    I live so close to Atlanta everything is a Coke. Sprite? Yep, that's a Coke. Man, water might as well be called Coke around here.
     
  20. annsni

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    In New York it is the same thing. :)
     
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