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Old 05-01-2006, 11:40 AM   #21
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I know what you mean... in Newfoundland we don't exactly speak like Canadians or Americans as such and went I went to Nova Scotia (another part of Canada)... I got some weird looks too.
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Old 05-02-2006, 02:13 AM   #22
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Car bonnet = hood
Car Boot = trunk
bum bag = fanny pack

When I was in the states, the woman I lived with had 3 kids, and I said that they needed to hoover up as part of their chores, well they looked up at me inquisatively and then cracked up when I explained it was what I called vacuuming.
Thanks for those.

And that Vacuuming story made me laugh . Can an American explain why you call it hoovering?
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Car bonnet = hood
Car Boot = trunk
bum bag = fanny pack

When I was in the states, the woman I lived with had 3 kids, and I said that they needed to hoover up as part of their chores, well they looked up at me inquisatively and then cracked up when I explained it was what I called vacuuming.
Haha, that's like how we say Xerox for something to be photocopied. Or how we refer to most mobile RV's as Winnebagos.
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Old 05-02-2006, 12:00 PM   #24
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also
UK - America
Pants - Briefs
Trousers - Pants
bottom - Fanny
fanny - (I can't put the definition here without breaking the rules, but it's slang for something only women have)
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Old 05-02-2006, 10:20 PM   #25
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Thank you Root. I Wont add:
Trousers - Pants.
Because In Australia we say pants and trousers depending on individual background.
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