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Quiz: Speaking American

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princess garnet
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Location: Maryland

Quiz: Speaking American

Postby princess garnet » Tue November 22nd, 2016, 3:20 pm

Thought this article about regional words in the US was an interesting read. Enjoy!

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Misfit
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Location: Seattle, WA

Re: Quiz: Speaking American

Postby Misfit » Wed November 23rd, 2016, 12:42 am

Like in the NW, prawns are the large shrimp and the baby shrimp are shrimp. I think on the east they're all shrimp :)

Coffee Nudges (west coast) are Keoke Coffee on the east. More from my bartending days, bourbon and water for us I think in parts south are bourbon and branch. Oh, and Rye Whiskey in a Canadian's mind is something like Seagrams Seven and NOT Old Overholt Rye Whiskey. That was a learning curve from a very surprised customer.
At home with a good book and the cat...
...is the only place I want to be

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Lisa
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Favorite HF book: Here Be Dragons by Sharon Kay Penman
Preferred HF: Any time period/location. Timeslip, usually prefer female POV. Also love Gothic melodrama.
Location: Northeast Scotland

Re: Quiz: Speaking American

Postby Lisa » Wed November 23rd, 2016, 11:58 am

So that's what a hoagie is.

Where I am in Scotland we say:

    Rubbish bin
    Sub if we're in an actual Subway shop, otherwise it's just a sandwich
    Fizzy juice
    Sneakers

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Misfit
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Location: Seattle, WA

Re: Quiz: Speaking American

Postby Misfit » Wed November 23rd, 2016, 12:41 pm

Lisa wrote:So that's what a hoagie is.

Where I am in Scotland we say:

    Rubbish bin
    Sub if we're in an actual Subway shop, otherwise it's just a sandwich
    Fizzy juice
    Sneakers


Trash can.
Ditto.
Been so long I ordered anything but water and/or carbonated water I haven't a clue ;)
Tennis shoes.
At home with a good book and the cat...

...is the only place I want to be

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Madeleine
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Currently reading: The Summer Queen by Elizabeth Chadwick
Preferred HF: Plantagenets, Victorian, crime
Location: Essex/London

Re: Quiz: Speaking American

Postby Madeleine » Wed November 23rd, 2016, 2:41 pm

Misfit wrote:
Lisa wrote:So that's what a hoagie is.

Trash can.
Ditto.
Been so long I ordered anything but water and/or carbonated water I haven't a clue ;)
Tennis shoes.


It's been:

Rubbish bin, or just bin
Don't go into Subway so it's usually either sandwich or roll/baguette
Fizzy juice sounds a bit of a contradiction, usually I just call it a fizzy drink, which I rarely have
Trainers, as in training shoes, or plimsolls, haven't called them tennis shoes since I was at school, when we had white plimsolls for tennis, and black plimsolls for everything else!
Currently reading "The Summer Queen" by Elizabeth Chadwick


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