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Regional Dialecticisms

A body of water, smaller than a river, contained within relatively narrow banks?
Creek or stream
What is the thing you push around the grocery store?
Grocery cart
A metal container to carry a meal in?
Lunchbox
The thing that you cook bacon and eggs in?
Frying pan
The piece of furniture that seats three people?
Sofa
The device on the outside of the house that carries rain off the roof?
Drainspout
The covered area outside a house where people sit in the evening?
Porch
Carbonated, sweetened, non-alcoholic beverages?
Soda
A flat, round breakfast food served with syrup?
Pancakes
A long sandwich designed to be a whole meal in itself?
Sub
The piece of clothing worn by men at the beach?
Trunks
Shoes worn for sports?
Sneakers (but not anymore)
Putting a room in order?
Cleaning
A flying insect that glows in the dark?
Firefly
The little insect that curls up into a ball?
Sowbug
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?
With a knife and fork (or point first, with the hands, if no one is watching)
What’s it called when private citizens put up signs and sell their used stuff?
Garage Sale
What’s the evening meal?
Dinner (unless I’m in Germany, in which case it’s Vesper)
An area of trees, greater than an acre?
Woods
Katja

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