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Quiz: Speaking American

Posted: Tue November 22nd, 2016, 3:20 pm
by princess garnet
Thought this article about regional words in the US was an interesting read. Enjoy!

Re: Quiz: Speaking American

Posted: Wed November 23rd, 2016, 12:42 am
by Misfit
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.

Re: Quiz: Speaking American

Posted: Wed November 23rd, 2016, 11:58 am
by Lisa
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

Re: Quiz: Speaking American

Posted: Wed November 23rd, 2016, 12:41 pm
by Misfit
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.

Re: Quiz: Speaking American

Posted: Wed November 23rd, 2016, 2:41 pm
by Madeleine
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!