Marcus L. Rowland (ffutures) wrote,
Marcus L. Rowland

The "What's your word for" meme

Seen lots of places most recently curiouswombat's journal. Edit to show your regional or whatever preferences.

Age: 50s.

Where you grew up: London, England

1. A body of water, smaller than a river, contained within relatively narrow banks: Canal (or possibly stream outside London).

2. What the thing you push around the grocery store is called: Trolley

3. A metal container to carry a meal in: Pizza delivery van.

4. The thing that you cook bacon and eggs in: Frying pan

5. The piece of furniture that seats three people: Settee

6. The device on the outside of the house that carries rain off the roof: Gutter and drain-pipe.

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

8. Carbonated, sweetened, non-alcoholic beverages: Coke.

9. A flat, round breakfast food served with syrup: A very weird version of black pudding?

10. A long sandwich designed to be a whole meal in itself: Ploughman's lunch.

11. The piece of clothing worn by men at the beach: Anorak.

12. Shoes worn for sports: Boots.

13. Putting a room in order: Yeah, like that ever happens...

14. A flying insect that glows in the dark: Something that flew into the fly zapper in the kitchen.

15. The little insect that curls up into a ball: I'd guess they mean a woodlouse - not that they're actually insects, of course...

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: See-saw

17. How do you eat your pizza: Cut it into sections with knife or wheel then use fingers.

18. What's it called when private citizens put up signs and sell their used stuff: Desperation

19. What's the evening meal?: Tea, or dinner.

20. The thing under a house where the furnace and perhaps a rec room are: Cellar if I had one.

21. What do you call the thing that you can get water out of to drink in public places: A vending machine

22. What do you call newly laid grass? Grass.

23. What do you call the floor of a house above the basement? Ground floor

24. What do you call the mechanical means of travelling up and down in a building: Lift, Escalator

25. What is the thing that takes away pencil marks on paper? Rubber

Presumably someone somewhere has a use for this information...

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