101 different ways to say the same thing.

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.
User avatar
ohareward
Living the good life
Living the good life
Posts: 435
Joined: Thu Jan 18, 2007 1:48 am
Location: Ohoka, Nth Canty, New Zealand

Post: #53200 ohareward
Thu Apr 05, 2007 12:16 am

Base, as in Shakespeare, I think means illegitimate, a bastard, as in base born. Born out of wedlock.

What about 'me cobber's sheila is crook'.
My friend's girlfriend is sick.

A good old one! A dunny. A longdrop. A small shed out back over a hole for a toilet. Full of flies and spiders.
'You know you are a hard-core gardener if you deadhead flowers in other people's gardens.

To err is human. To blame someone else, is management potential.

User avatar
Trinity
Barbara Good
Barbara Good
Posts: 169
Joined: Mon Jan 22, 2007 8:13 pm
Location: Glastonbury
Contact:

Post: #53428 Trinity
Sat Apr 07, 2007 8:29 pm

I've been hanging out with delightful Australian friends this weekend.
I must say that I am head over heels in love with their delightful accents!!!
I was absolutely thrilled that I could talk about BUNYIPS :blob: down at the billabong...

Trinity
x

User avatar
Wombat
Site Admin
Site Admin
Posts: 5918
Joined: Tue Nov 23, 2004 8:23 pm
Location: Sydney Australia
Contact:

Post: #53452 Wombat
Sat Apr 07, 2007 11:33 pm

Trinity wrote:I've been hanging out with delightful Australian friends this weekend.
I must say that I am head over heels in love with their delightful accents!!!
I was absolutely thrilled that I could talk about BUNYIPS :blob: down at the billabong...

Trinity
x


Cool Trin! There's nothing like shared culture. The accent is OK so long as you don't get one of the sheilas who talk through their nose, after a while it is like dragging your nails down a blackboard. :mrgreen:

Nev
Garden shed technology rules! - Muddypause


Our website on living more sustainably in the suburbs! - http://www.underthechokotree.com/

User avatar
Kiwi
Tom Good
Tom Good
Posts: 52
Joined: Wed Mar 14, 2007 8:40 am
Location: Mandeville North Canterbury NZ

Post: #53553 Kiwi
Mon Apr 09, 2007 12:49 pm

Wombat wrote:
Trinity wrote:I've been hanging out with delightful Australian friends this weekend.
I must say that I am head over heels in love with their delightful accents!!!
I was absolutely thrilled that I could talk about BUNYIPS :blob: down at the billabong...

Trinity
x


Cool Trin! There's nothing like shared culture. The accent is OK so long as you don't get one of the sheilas who talk through their nose, after a while it is like dragging your nails down a blackboard. :mrgreen:

Nev


Strewth you're not wrong cobber, that nasal lingo gets right on ya tits.

Translation..
(goodness gracious my good man you are absolutely correct, that fine Australian twang, certainly does irrate ones nerves....) :lol: :wink:
New Zealand rocks ma sox off Image

User avatar
Kiwi
Tom Good
Tom Good
Posts: 52
Joined: Wed Mar 14, 2007 8:40 am
Location: Mandeville North Canterbury NZ

Post: #53812 Kiwi
Thu Apr 12, 2007 6:09 am

ooops there I go again, stopping a thread...
New Zealand rocks ma sox off Image

User avatar
Thomzo
A selfsufficientish Regular
A selfsufficientish Regular
Posts: 4277
Joined: Thu Feb 01, 2007 1:42 pm
Location: Swindon, South West England

Post: #54343 Thomzo
Mon Apr 16, 2007 11:57 am

Well here's one to start it off again.

My scottish friend calls gravel "chucky stones".
Think globally, shop locally
Check out my blog at http://designedbyzoe.blogspot.com/
http://www.thomzo.co.uk

User avatar
Milims
A selfsufficientish Regular
A selfsufficientish Regular
Posts: 4390
Joined: Mon Oct 16, 2006 9:06 pm
Location: North East

Post: #54386 Milims
Mon Apr 16, 2007 6:05 pm

Isn't chucky stones a game? We used the play a game with seven stones - one to toss up and 6 to pick up whilst the other is in the air - also called jacks. I've heard of gravel being called shillies
Let us be lovely
And let us be kind
Let us be silly and free
It won't make us famous
It won't make us rich
But damn it how happy we'll be!
Edward Monkton


Member of the Ish Weight Loss Club since 10/1/11 Started at 12st 8 and have lost 8lb so far!

User avatar
Thomzo
A selfsufficientish Regular
A selfsufficientish Regular
Posts: 4277
Joined: Thu Feb 01, 2007 1:42 pm
Location: Swindon, South West England

Post: #54468 Thomzo
Tue Apr 17, 2007 1:21 pm

I remember playing that but we used to call it jacks. We were sophisticated and used a small rubber ball that was allowed to bounce once.

I have another one from Scotland.

Bucket men = bin men
Think globally, shop locally
Check out my blog at http://designedbyzoe.blogspot.com/
http://www.thomzo.co.uk

User avatar
Kiwi
Tom Good
Tom Good
Posts: 52
Joined: Wed Mar 14, 2007 8:40 am
Location: Mandeville North Canterbury NZ

Post: #54557 Kiwi
Wed Apr 18, 2007 11:38 am

We call them knuckle bones, and used bones from sheep, :oops: now they are made of plastic....
New Zealand rocks ma sox off Image

User avatar
Thomzo
A selfsufficientish Regular
A selfsufficientish Regular
Posts: 4277
Joined: Thu Feb 01, 2007 1:42 pm
Location: Swindon, South West England

Post: #54563 Thomzo
Wed Apr 18, 2007 12:02 pm

Kiwi wrote:We call them knuckle bones, and used bones from sheep, :oops: now they are made of plastic....


I guess the 'knuckle' bit is 'cos you were always scuffing your knuckles on the ground trying to catch the jack.
Think globally, shop locally
Check out my blog at http://designedbyzoe.blogspot.com/
http://www.thomzo.co.uk

User avatar
Trinity
Barbara Good
Barbara Good
Posts: 169
Joined: Mon Jan 22, 2007 8:13 pm
Location: Glastonbury
Contact:

Post: #54592 Trinity
Wed Apr 18, 2007 3:17 pm

Thomzo wrote:Bucket men = bin men


Ah that reminds me of some more....

garbage = rubbish/refuse

trash = waste paper (or something)

rubbish bin = garbage can

off licence = liquor store

pavement = sidewalk

kerb = curb

User avatar
Trinity
Barbara Good
Barbara Good
Posts: 169
Joined: Mon Jan 22, 2007 8:13 pm
Location: Glastonbury
Contact:

Post: #54593 Trinity
Wed Apr 18, 2007 3:19 pm

Thomzo wrote:
Kiwi wrote:We call them knuckle bones, and used bones from sheep, :oops: now they are made of plastic....


I guess the 'knuckle' bit is 'cos you were always scuffing your knuckles on the ground trying to catch the jack.


Erm, I actually think it is because the used the knucke bones of the sheep...

blathanna
Jerry - Bit higher than newbie
Jerry - Bit higher than newbie
Posts: 47
Joined: Tue Aug 07, 2007 8:01 pm
Location: Dublin, Ireland

Post: #69220 blathanna
Mon Aug 20, 2007 11:44 pm

Babys soother Paciefier.

Chemist Pharmacy

Bonnet (of car) Hood

Handbag Pocketbook

User avatar
eva
margo - newbie
margo - newbie
Posts: 22
Joined: Thu Jul 19, 2007 5:13 pm
Location: North Carolina, USA

Post: #69798 eva
Wed Aug 29, 2007 7:42 pm

Some US-isms--

Cilantro (US) - Leaves of coriander plant/Chinese parsley
Coriander (US) - Seeds of cilantro plant
(they're the same plant to us)

Arugula (US) - Rocket (UK)

Garbanzo Beans (US) - Chickpeas (UK)
(we use both terms)

Hazelnuts (US) - Filberts (UK)
My understanding . . . we call them hazelnuts

Lunch box (US) - box to carry lunch in

Diaper (US) - the thing around a baby's bottom

Tennis shoes/sneakers (US) - athletic shoes

Shop (US) - a verb
Store (US) - a noun

Tires (US) - Tyres (UK)

Zucchini (US) - the skinny green squash you cook (courgettes?)

I think I'm out of US v. British-isms. For now


:toothy8:

User avatar
red
A selfsufficientish Regular
A selfsufficientish Regular
Posts: 6513
Joined: Sun Jul 30, 2006 7:59 pm
Location: Devon UK
Contact:

Post: #69802 red
Wed Aug 29, 2007 10:41 pm

eva wrote:Cilantro (US) - Leaves of coriander plant/Chinese parsley
Coriander (US) - Seeds of cilantro plant
(they're the same plant to us)
in UK its coriander leaves and coriander seeds.. same plant to us too

eva wrote:Hazelnuts (US) - Filberts (UK)
My understanding . . . we call them hazelnuts



UK call them hazelnuts too.
Red

I like like minded people... a bit like minded anyway.. well people with bits of their minds that are like the bits of my mind that I like...

my website: colour it green

etsy shop

blog


Return to “101 Uses For”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 3 guests