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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