Originally seen in 's LJ, but stolen from and now updated with four items snagged from
Also, my formative years were split between New Jersey, Colorado and Central California, with Northern California and South Dakota affecting my speech patterns later.
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1. A body of water, smaller than a river, contained within relatively narrow banks? Creek (rhymes with seek)
2. What's the thing you push around the grocery store/supermarket? Cart, rarely wagon, never with a modifier like 'shopping' or 'grocery'
3. A metal container to carry a meal in? Lunch box
4. The thing that you cook bacon and eggs in? Frying pan, unless it's specifically a cast iron skillet (though I only use those for cornbread)
5. The piece of furniture that seats three people? Couch
6. The device on the outside of the house that carries rain off the roof? Gutter
7. The covered area outside a house where people sit in the evening? Front porch, back patio, though my grandmother had a back stoop (i.e. it was basically 3×3 feet, and had two steps down to the back yard.)
8. Carbonated, sweetened, non-alcoholic beverages? Soda
9. A flat, round breakfast food served with syrup? Pancake
10. A long sandwich designed to be a whole meal in itself?Hoagie, or sub.
11. The piece of clothing worn by men at the beach? Trunks
12. Shoes worn for sports? Sneakers
13. Putting a room in order? Straightening.
14. A flying insect that glows in the dark? Firefly
15. The little insect arthropod that curls up into a ball? Roly-poly
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? Teeter-totter
17. How do you eat your pizza? With my hands, after first blotting away the oil, and, if the slice is large, folding it in half. Point-first for wedge-shaped pizzas. Good crust is eaten, bad crust is fed to the dogs. And in my world, there is no such thing as “pan” or “deep dish” pizza. Ick!
18. What's it called when private citizens put up signs and sell their used stuff? Garage sale
19. What's the evening meal? Supper or dinner, used interchangeably.
20. The thing under a house where the furnace and perhaps a rec room are? These are rare in California, but my natural inclination is to call them a cellars.
21. Place where you put your towels to dry, above the boiler?
Don't have a boiler. I use a dryer, and sometimes a clothesline.
22. Piece of cloth with which you wash your face? Washcloth.
23. Day after Christmas? December 26th
24. Thing women (mostly) use to tie their hair?
To tie ribbon, I guess. To otherwise pull back, rubber band (which includes covered rubber bands) or scrunchie (which is generic for fabric over sewing elastic (as opposed to a rubber band))