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06 May 2010 @ 11:04 pm
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While I try and avoid the election news, since we won't really know until tomorrow morning: dialect meme! Stolen from sarahetc.

Age: 23
Where you grew up: North-West England, specifically between Manchester and Liverpool.

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

2. What the thing you push around the grocery store is called:

3. A metal container to carry a meal in:
mess tin (I'd say lunchbox, but those are always plastic in my mind)

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

5. The piece of furniture that seats three people:
a three-seater, or a three-seater couch

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

7. The covered area outside a house where people sit in the evening:
we don't really have those where I am, but I'd say porch I think

8. Carbonated, sweetened, non-alcoholic beverages:
soft drink

9. A flat, round breakfast food served with syrup:

10. A long sandwich designed to be a whole meal in itself:
a roll

11. The piece of clothing worn by men at the beach:
swimming trunks

12. Shoes worn for sports:

13. Putting a room in order:
tidy, or clear up

14. A flying insect that glows in the dark:
Fireflies? We don't have those, just lots of tiny flies that bite which I call midges.

15. The little insect that curls up into a ball:

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:

17. How do you eat your pizza:
a knife and fork in polite company, ha, and with my hands otherwise

18. What's it called when private citizens put up signs and sell their used stuff:
car boot sale, or a garden sale

19. What's the evening meal?
I use tea and dinner interchangably, but most of my family use tea. (I also use lunch and dinner interchangable for the mid-day meal)

20. The thing under a house where the furnace and perhaps a rec room are:
Cellar? Basement? I don't know anyone with one of these.

21. What do you call the thing that you can get water out of to drink in public places:
drinking fountain
feeling: nervousnervous