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101 Uses For is popular and let's hope it stays that way. Our second book is presently called 101 tips for self sufficiency; we will certainly dip into this section for ideas. So post away and let's try and get at least one thread up to 101.
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Post: #52729 Jack
Sat Mar 31, 2007 7:47 am

Gidday

Thongs (Aus) = flip flops (UK) = Jandals(NZ)

Panties (US) - knickers (UK) = Gruds(NZ)

Turnip (Scotland) - Swede (England, and everywhere else I think) big purple and yellow skinned root with yellow/orange flesh... incase we were still all confused. Now this is a confusing one. Here we have swedes as well as turnips and they are diffenernt and when I spoke of swedes on a yanky site they didn't have a clue what I was talking about cos they call them something like rutabaga.


Nev said "(you want fries with that? No you moron, we call them CHIPS!) "

But we have chips what are the hot chunks of spud cooked in fat or oil as well as waffer thing slives of spud that are dried and salted and alsorts of flavours in that are cold and bought in bags.
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Post: #52743 the.fee.fairy
Sat Mar 31, 2007 11:58 am

Ok...turnips and swedes...

For me:

Turnips = root vegetable, white with a purple top
Swede = root vegetable, yellow with a purple top.

Turnips softer than swede and has a slightly bitter flavour compared with swede.

So i'm confused!!! I know that scots have neeps and tatties with their haggis - being mashed swede and mashed potato. So...what about turnips then? how do you scots differentiate between yellow neeps and white turnip?

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Post: #52748 Wombat
Sat Mar 31, 2007 1:22 pm

Millymollymandy wrote:That reminds me......

French Fries (US) = Chips (UK) = Hot Chips (NZ) = Pomme Frites (France)

Chips (NZ) = Crisps (UK)

Don't you call them Hot Chips Nev?


Depends M3, usually you can tell from the context which is being referred to or if not the qualifier "hot" may be added as a prefix if required. :mrgreen:

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Post: #52767 Trinity
Sat Mar 31, 2007 8:12 pm

Cilantro (US) - Corriander (UK)
Arugula (US) - Rocket (UK)
Garbonzo Beans (US) - Chickpeas (UK)
Filberts (US) - Hazelnuts (UK)

I grew up in Northumberland, and we called Swedes turnips too!!!
When I moved down south, I was dazed with confusion.
What do they write on the seed packet up there?

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Post: #52778 red
Sat Mar 31, 2007 10:37 pm

sweets (uk) = candy (US) = lollies (NZ)

pavlova in Uk is a merengue base with cream and fruit dessert
in NZ and AUS its something to argue about.
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Post: #52784 Millymollymandy
Sun Apr 01, 2007 5:10 am

Gum boots (Aus, NZ) = Wellies (Wellington boots) (UK)

Eggplant (Aus, NZ, USA) = Aubergine (UK)

Zucchini (ditto) = Courgette (UK)

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Post: #52791 Trinity
Sun Apr 01, 2007 8:09 am

loch (scotland) - lake or bit when the sea comes in (UK)

counterclockwise (US) - anti-clockwise (UK)

laundry detergent (US) - washing up powder (UK)

zip code (US) - postcode (UK/Canada)

standing in line (US) - queue (UK)

cotton candy (US) - candyfloss (UK)

collect call (US/Canada) - reverse the charges (UK)

checkers (US) - draughts (the board game) (UK)

band-aid (US) - elastoplast (UK) - plaster (up north UK)

play hooky (US) - to play truant from school (UK) to wag it (up north UK)


the mailman (US) - the postman/postie (UK)

mailbox (US) - letter box/post box (UK)

drug store (US) - chemist (UK)


(some of these might be Australian/ New Zealand too - I had an American partner for years so once I get started, it all comes flooding back)!

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Post: #52792 Trinity
Sun Apr 01, 2007 8:14 am

Words that mean :TO TREK

Walkabout (I remember hearing this on Cocodile Dundee once)

to YOMP my husband says this all the time when we go off hiking - (I have traced it back to Military slang from the Falklands war!)

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Bloke (UK/AUS/NZ) - Guy (US/Canada)

Mate (UK/AUS/NZ) - Buddy (US)

Fair go (AUS) - that's not on

Biscuit (UK) - cookie (US)



OK... I am getting a bit carried a way.
Gotta whip up some breccie for the wee laddie :toothy8:

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Post: #52798 Jack
Sun Apr 01, 2007 9:15 am

Gidday

Hey a bloke can also be a joker in NZ
Cheers

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Post: #52802 Kiwi
Sun Apr 01, 2007 10:23 am

red wrote:)

pavlova in Uk is a merengue base with cream and fruit dessert
in NZ and AUS its something to argue about.


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Post: #52805 Muddypause
Sun Apr 01, 2007 11:30 am

This may be considered archaic now:

Inflammable (UK) - Flammable (US)

Noninflammable (Uk) - Nonflammable (US)

Referencing a previous entry, English jazz singer Cleo Lane once told how she was in America and needed to visit the doctors to get some sort of injection. She got rather concerned when the doc told her she would feel a small prick in her fanny...
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Post: #52807 Millymollymandy
Sun Apr 01, 2007 11:36 am

Trinity wrote:to YOMP my husband says this all the time when we go off hiking - (I have traced it back to Military slang from the Falklands war!)


"Traced it back" :shock: ....... oh cripes I feel old!

I remember that war and the term Yomping. I've never heard it used before or since though!

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Post: #52814 Milims
Sun Apr 01, 2007 1:42 pm

Glad I'm not the only one confused about the turnip thing - maybe its because Northumberland is so close to the border of Scotland that things slip over!!
Where in Northumberland were you brought up Trinity?
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Post: #52866 Kiwi
Mon Apr 02, 2007 9:28 am

Milims wrote:Glad I'm not the only one confused about the turnip thing - maybe its because Northumberland is so close to the border of Scotland that things slip over!!
Where in Northumberland were you brought up Trinity?

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