Tuesday, December 21, 2004

Something I got from another blog...

The basics:

Born and raised in Oregon. Met and married 1-23-88 in California. Babies in 95, 96, 01 and 02. Currently live in Georgia.

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

creek or stream

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

A cart

A metal container to carry a meal in.


The thing that you cook bacon and eggs in.

frying pan

The piece of furniture that seats three people.


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


The covered area outside a house where people sit in the evening.

A Porch.

Carbonated, sweetened, non-alcoholic beverages.

Growing up in Oregon it was pop. Then it became soda when I joined the Air Force. Now, in GA, everything is Coke.

A flat, round breakfast food served with syrup.


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


The piece of clothing worn by men at the beach.

swimming trunks

Shoes worn for sports.

sneakers or tennis shoes

Putting a room in order.

cleaning up

A flying insect that glows in the dark.

Lightning Bug

The little insect that curls up into a ball.

Potato Bug

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

How do you eat your pizza?

In New York you have to fold it in half. Otherwise, just pick it up and eat.

What's it called when private citizens put up signs and sell their used stuff?

yard sale

What's the evening meal?


The thing under a house where the furnace and perhaps a rec room are?


What word(s) do you use to address a group of two or more people?

Now it's y'all. It used to be "you guys."

Would you say "Are you coming with?" as a full sentence, to mean "Are you coming with us?"

I used to say that. But not now.

Would you say "where are youat?" to mean "where are you?"

No. That's pathetic grammar:)

Modals are words like "can," "could," "might," "ought to," and so on. Can you use more than one modal at a time?


What do you call the area of grass between the sidewalk and the road?

An island

What do you call the area of grass that occurs in the middle of some streets?


What do you call the long narrow place in the middle of a divided highway?


What do you call the drink made with milk and ice cream?


What do you call the miniature lobster that one finds in lakes and streams for example (a crustacean of the family Astacidae)?

As a kid crawdads, now crawfish

What do you call the kind of spider (or spider-like creature) that has an oval-shaped body and extremely long legs?

Daddy Longlegs.

What nicknames do/did you use for your maternal grandmother?


What about your paternal grandmother (is there a distinction?)


What do/did you call your maternal grandfather?


paternal grandfather?


What do you call the big clumps of dust that gather under furniture and in corners?

Dust bunnies.

What term do you use to refer to something that is across both streets from you at an intersection (or diagonally across from you in general)?

Katty corner.

What do you call the activity of driving around in circles in a car?


What do you call paper that has already been used for something or is otherwise imperfect?

Scratch paper.

What is your *general* term for a big road that you drive relatively fast on?


What do you call it when rain falls while the sun is shining?

Sun shower.

When you are cold, and little points of skin begin to come on your arms and legs, you have-


What do you call the gooey or dry matter that collects in the corners of your eyes, especially while you are sleeping?

Sleep or eye boogers

What do you call an easy course?

No brainer

What do you call a traffic situation in which several roads meet in a circle and you have to get off at a certain point?

Spaghetti Junction

What is the thing that women use to tie their hair?


Do you use the word cruller?

Only when I buy them.

Do you use the term "bear claw" for a kind of pastry?


What do you call someone who is the opposite of pigeon-toed (i.e. when they walk their feet point outwards)?

Bow legged

Can you call coleslaw "slaw"?


What do you call the box you bury a dead person in?

A coffin

Do you say "vinegar and oil" or "oil and vinegar" for the type of salad dressing?

Oil and vinegar.

What do you call it when a driver changes over one or more lanes way too quickly?


When you stand outside with a long line of people waiting to get in somewhere, are you standing "in line" or "on line" (as in, "I stood ___ in the cold for two hours before they opened the doors")?

In line.

Do you say "frosting" or "icing" for the sweet spread one puts on a cake?


What is "the City"?

I only used this term when I lived on Long Island. The city was always New York City.

What is the distinction between dinner and supper?

There is none to me. They are both evening meals.

Do you cut or mow the lawn or grass?


Do you pass in homework or hand in homework?

Hand it in.

What do you call the insect that looks like a large thin spider and skitters along the top of water?

water mosquito

What do you call the thing from which you might drink water in a school?

a water fountain

What do you call a public railway system (normally underground)?


What do you call the act of covering a house or area in front of a house with toilet paper?


What do you call a traffic jam caused by drivers slowing down to look at an accident or other diversion on the
side of the road?


What do you call the paper container in which you might bring home items you bought at the store?

a bag

What do you call the night before Halloween?

October 30th

What do you call the end of a loaf of bread?

the heels

What do you call a point that is purely academic, or that cannot be settled and isn't worth discussing further?


How do you pronounce the -sp- sequence in "thespian" (the word meaning "actor")?


What do you call a drive-through liquor store?


What do you call food that you buy at a restaurant but then eat at home?

''to go box''

What do you say when you want to lay claim to the front seat of a car?

Dibs on the front seat!

Do you say "expecially", or "especially"?


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