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Dialect meme

Snarfed unrepentantly from shinydan. I am from Yorkshire (and have many other dialectic influences). I call things:

  1. A body of water, smaller than a river, contained within relatively narrow banks.
    Stream, beck, rivulet.
  2. What the thing you push around the grocery store is called.
    Shopping trolley
  3. A metal container to carry a meal in.
    Lunchbox
  4. The thing that you cook bacon and eggs in.
    Frying pan
  5. The piece of furniture that seats three people.
    Settee, Sofa, Futon, Chaise Longue
  6. The device on the outside of the house that carries rain off the roof.
    Gutter/Guttering
  7. The covered area outside a house where people sit in the evening.
    Patio, alternatively if raised then Verandah
  8. Carbonated, sweetened, non-alcoholic beverages.
    Fizzy drink, soda
  9. A flat, round breakfast food served with syrup.
    Pancake - but I wouldn't generally eat them from breakfast. Last time I did it was crêpe.
  10. A long sandwich designed to be a whole meal in itself.
    Baguette, but I've not seen one long enough to be a whole meal
  11. The piece of clothing worn by men at the beach.
    Trunks or boxers, depending
  12. Shoes worn for sports.
    Trainers, plimsols, or pumps.
  13. Putting a room in order.
    Tidying up
  14. A flying insect that glows in the dark.
    Firefly, although like shinydan I've never seen one.
  15. The little insect that curls up into a ball.
    Apparently this is a Woodlouse. Who knew?
  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?
    With social adeptness.
  18. What's it called when private citizens put up signs and sell their used stuff?
    Unusual.
  19. What's the evening meal?
    Dinner if it's the main meal of the day, Tea if it's unheated or bread products such as crumpets, probably Supper otherwise.
  20. The thing under a house where the furnace and perhaps a rec room are?
    Cellar, although we don't typically have them in the UK any more
  21. What do you call the thing that you can get water out of to drink in public places?
    Much like shinydan I can't remember the last time I saw a public drinking fountain.
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