Nico (vilakins) wrote,
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Regional terms

From hafren, one of those regional term quizzes which I can never resist because I'm so interested in other people's answers.

What is it called when you throw toilet paper on a house?
We don't do that here. Not being, you know, American. Egging and tagging are more the NZ vandal style, but that's not restricted to one day.

What is the bug that when you touch it, curls into a ball?
Slater or woodlouse

What is the bubbly carbonated drink called?
Soft drink or fizzy drink

What do you call gym shoes?
They were sandshoes to my parents, but I call them running shoes or trainers. Or sneakers if they're more for casual wear. To me, Vila wears sneakers.

What do you say to address a group of people?
Guys. I think that's what this question means.

What do you call the kind of spider that has an oval-shaped body and extremely long legs?
Daddy-long-legs

What do you call your grandparents?
Grandma, Grandpa (my father's family was not close), maternal grandmother died when I was three, and Da. Everyone called him Da after I "named" him with a baby syllable and he thought it was my word for him. And he was a wonderful Da.

What do you call the wheeled contraption in which you carry groceries at the supermarket?
A trolley.

What do you call it when rain falls while the sun is shining?
A sun shower. They happen a lot here.

What is the thing you change the TV channel with?
A remote

What do you call the area between the two sides of a boulevard?
A street? Does boulevard have a different meaning in the US?
[Edit] OK, someone told me what this means. They're asking:
What do you call the central strip in a multi-lane street?
Answer: A median strip

Main seating furniture in the living room?
A couch.

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