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Bathing suit or swimsuit?

 
 
chai2
 
Reply Tue 29 Jun, 2010 05:25 pm
what do you call it?
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chai2
 
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Reply Tue 29 Jun, 2010 05:26 pm
Purse or handbag (or bag)?
chai2
 
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Reply Tue 29 Jun, 2010 05:27 pm
Sofa or couch?
chai2
 
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Reply Tue 29 Jun, 2010 05:27 pm
Lunch or supper?
chai2
 
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Reply Tue 29 Jun, 2010 05:27 pm
Supper or dinner?
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ehBeth
 
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Reply Tue 29 Jun, 2010 05:35 pm
@chai2,
depends on its function

if it's for lane swimming, masters' level classes, races etc. then I'm looking for a swimsuit

if it's for hanging around at a pool or beach, dipping into the lake/pool/ocean occasionally, I think people are going to buy a bathing suit
chai2
 
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Reply Tue 29 Jun, 2010 05:37 pm
@ehBeth,
You don't bathe in it, do you?

Well, you sun bathe, but do you say you're going sunbathing?
chai2
 
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Reply Tue 29 Jun, 2010 05:37 pm
Sub, hero, or grinder?....not to mention po' boy.
ehBeth
 
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Reply Tue 29 Jun, 2010 05:40 pm
@chai2,
that's another function one for me
chai2
 
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Reply Tue 29 Jun, 2010 05:41 pm
@ehBeth,
ehBeth wrote:

that's another function one for me



???


cocktail, or highball?

I think we should start calling them highballs again.
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ehBeth
 
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Reply Tue 29 Jun, 2010 05:43 pm
@chai2,
sunbathing - they call it tanning now - but no one over the age of 12 does it outside

back in the day, we had sunsuits - which were pretty much bikinis

I still hear people talk about other people sunbathing - it doesn't seem anyone admits to doing it themselves - now they call it 'lounging'
chai2
 
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Reply Tue 29 Jun, 2010 05:43 pm
For cryin' out loud or for pete's sake?
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ehBeth
 
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Reply Tue 29 Jun, 2010 05:45 pm
@chai2,
we have subs and gyros here - no heros/grinders or po' boys
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Joe Nation
 
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Reply Tue 29 Jun, 2010 05:46 pm
Is it a bag or a sack?

Do you scratch an itch or itch a scratch?
Can you itch an itch and scratch a scratch?

Yes.
But not if you are being questioned by a Senate Committee.

Do you pick, or pick at, your nose?
Joe(Well, stopit. )Nation
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chai2
 
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Reply Tue 29 Jun, 2010 05:47 pm
@ehBeth,
ehBeth wrote:

back in the day, we had sunsuits -


HA!

Where I grew up sunsuits were those little romper thingies little girls wore...

http://sewmuchmore4kids.com/osc/images/Pink%20Sunsuit%20w%20Turtle%20edit.jpg

I can remember wearing one, and hating the way the elastic band dug into my leg.
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Joe Nation
 
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Reply Wed 30 Jun, 2010 04:32 am
http://myupperwest.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/04/central-park-sheep-meadow.jpg
There are one or two people sunbathing/tanning on the Meadow everyday in NYC.

Most of them wear most of their bathing suit while doing this activity.

It does take a lot of concentration to walk through this crowd without having your eyes bug out.

Joe(Sometimes a thong looks like nothing at all.)Nation

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dadpad
 
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Reply Wed 30 Jun, 2010 05:43 am
here we call it sunbakeing.

Speedos or togs?
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djjd62
 
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Reply Wed 30 Jun, 2010 06:38 am
some local radio guys used to play a game called what's normal, one of the guys came from new jersey, the other from st. louis and they were working in detroit, they noticed that they called the same items by different names, then they'd ask the callers what they called them, pretty interesting sometimes

soda or pop?

running shoes or sneakers?
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Joe Nation
 
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Reply Wed 30 Jun, 2010 07:14 am
Runners run in running shoes.
Joggers wear sneakers.

Joe(at least that's what the runners tell me.)Nation
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dlowan
 
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Reply Wed 30 Jun, 2010 07:29 am
Bathers.
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