Linguistics Meme

I’m 37. I was born in Gadsden, Alabama and grew up between there and the suburbs of Atlanta, Georgia.

1. A body of water, smaller than a river, contained within relatively narrow banks?
Creek. I pronounce it with the long “e” but grew up hearing it that way as well as rhyming with “trick.”

2. What’s the thing you push around the grocery store?
Buggy or cart

3. A metal container to carry a meal in?

4. The thing that you cook bacon and eggs in?
Skillet or frying pan

5. The piece of furniture that seats three people?
Couch or sofa

6. The device on the outside of the house that carries rain off the roof?

7. The covered area outside a house where people sit in the evening?

8. Carbonated, sweetened, non-alcoholic beverages?
It was usually “Coke” while growing up, sometimes “soft drink” but I usually say “soda”

9. A flat, round breakfast food served with syrup?

10. A long sandwich designed to be a whole meal in itself?
Sub (though I don’t recall encountering them anywhere other than at restaurants/delis growing up)

11. The piece of clothing worn by men at the beach?
Bathing suit

12. Shoes worn for sports?
Sneakers or tennis (pronounced “tinny”) shoes

13. Putting a room in order?
Cleaning or picking up

14. A flying insect that glows in the dark?
Lightning bug or firefly

15. The little insect (arthropod) that curls up into a ball?

16. The children’s playground equipment where one kid sits on one side and goes up while the other sits on the other side and goes down?

17. How do you eat your pizza?
Slice it like a pie, pick up a piece and eat from the small end

18. What’s it called when private citizens put up signs and sell their used stuff?
Garage sale

19. What’s the evening meal?
Supper or dinner. The noon meal is lunch, except on Sundays. After church, you have Sunday dinner, which is the big meal of the day (most days, the big meal is the evening meal).

Cyn is Rick's wife, Katie's Mom, and Esther & Oliver's Mémé. She's also a professional geek, avid reader, fledgling coder, enthusiastic gamer (TTRPGs), occasional singer, and devoted stitcher.
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