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Bathing suit or swimsuit?

 
 
glitterbag
 
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Reply Thu 14 Jun, 2018 09:18 pm
@chai2,
Ahem, it's sweet tea.

I know what Wally means when he says 'chop meat/steak' thats what it sounds like on my side of the Mason-Dixon line when someone asked for chopped steak....which is fancier than ground beef.

Maybe this will help, do you know what a paramour is in Maryland???? It's a device you use to cut the grass.lawn.

Awl, goes into the crankcase (sometimes pronounce ohl)
Arsh, people who came from places like Dublin, Arlin
Arn, an instrument used to get wrinkles out of clothing
Iggle...our Nations symbol as in American Bald Iggle
Quarr...group that sings in church
Worsh.....what you do with soap and water to clean your face and hands, go worsh your hands in the zinc before dinner then wrench them off and dry with the Tal.
Sturgis
 
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Reply Thu 14 Jun, 2018 10:53 pm
@chai2,
Quote:
sofa or couch?


I had an aunt who called it a davenport.
roger
 
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Reply Thu 14 Jun, 2018 10:58 pm
@Sturgis,
Cuz it was invented in Iowa?

It's toothbrush instead of teeth brush because it was invented in Arkansas, you know.
Sturgis
 
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Reply Thu 14 Jun, 2018 11:05 pm
@glitterbag,
Quote:
Awl goes in the crankcase (sometimes pronounced ohl)


In some parts around here it's known as earl.

And of course a tagger is a striped black and orange cat. (often said as tagga)
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chai2
 
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Reply Thu 14 Jun, 2018 11:06 pm
@glitterbag,
glitterbag wrote:


Maybe this will help, do you know what a paramour is in Maryland???? It's a device you use to cut the grass.lawn.




Laughing
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glitterbag
 
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Reply Thu 14 Jun, 2018 11:22 pm
@roger,
Roger, you always make me laugh....Toothbrush....Arkansas hahahahahahah
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glitterbag
 
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Reply Thu 14 Jun, 2018 11:23 pm
@Sturgis,
Sturgis wrote:

Quote:
sofa or couch?


I had an aunt who called it a davenport.


Was it aunt Pittypat?
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izzythepush
 
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Reply Fri 15 Jun, 2018 12:51 am
@chai2,
To be honest it just popped up, I think there must have been a glitch of some kind.. I thought it was a new thread, but I'm glad it's worked out OK.
chai2
 
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Reply Fri 15 Jun, 2018 11:06 am
@izzythepush,
So what about the public school US vs UK thing?
izzythepush
 
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Reply Fri 15 Jun, 2018 11:26 am
@chai2,
Our public schools are so named because they were supposedly set up for the public by some monarch or other. This was back when aristos had their own private tutor, and there wasn't really much in the way of schools.

It wasn't long before they became the preserve of the rich, but they were called public schools before America became a country. It's a very long history, and we're not going to start changing names now.

Public schools are the top echelon of private schools, all public schools are private, but not all private schools are public.

Ordinary people like me go/went to state schools.

I don't really know if you should say one country's usage is better than the other because you're just going with what you're used to.

I remember arguing with my Yorkshire cousins about mam or mum, we don't need a third option mom.
ehBeth
 
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Reply Fri 15 Jun, 2018 11:32 am
@chai2,
chai2 wrote:
A good waitress, if you just say Ice Tea, will immediate ask "you want sweet or unsweet?"


I order 2 types of tea in the US - hot tea or tea, not sweet.

I always ask if they use Liptons. If they say yes, I tell them to just bring a cup of hot water.
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chai2
 
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Reply Fri 15 Jun, 2018 01:05 pm
@izzythepush,
izzythepush wrote:

It's a very long history, and we're not going to start changing names now.

I don't really know if you should say one country's usage is better than the other because you're just going with what you're used to.




I didn't ask anyone to change anything izzy, nor did I say any one country's usage is better or worse.

I just asked what was the reason.

Thanks for the explanation. It makes sense to me now.
izzythepush
 
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Reply Fri 15 Jun, 2018 01:30 pm
@chai2,
I wasn't accusing you of anything. I thought you were asking for an evaluation, not an explanation.

To be honest most Americanisms are fairly common, we don't notice them unless it's something unusual. When I was watching American Dad I heard what sounded like Too nee shans, I didn't have a clue what they were talking about until I got a bit more context. Then I realised they were saying Tunisians which we pronounce Too nizz ee ans. I felt annoyed, in a why they **** do they have to do **** like that sort of way.
Bladebringer
 
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Reply Tue 22 Jan, 2019 07:59 am
@chai2,
like the swimsuit the most. The suit is too closed.
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nacredambition
 
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Reply Tue 22 Jan, 2019 09:04 pm
@izzythepush,
Quote:
Then I realised they were saying Tunisians which we pronounce Too nizz ee ans.


I do beg your pardon old bean but it's not pronounced "Too nizz ee ans", it's pronounced thusly:

https://dictionary.cambridge.org/pronunciation/english/tunisia
izzythepush
 
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Reply Wed 23 Jan, 2019 02:01 am
@nacredambition,
I think you're confusing me with someone from the 18th Century.
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