What do you call…

Seen all around…

Where did you grow up? Three Rivers, Mass.

WHAT DO YOU CALL…
1. A body of water, smaller than a river, contained within relatively narrow banks?
A brook

2. Whats the thing you push around the grocery store is called?
Shopping cart

3. A metal container to carry a meal in?
A lunch box.

4. The thing that you cook bacon and eggs in?
Frying pan

5. The piece of furniture that seats three people?
A couch.

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

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

8. Carbonated, sweetened, non-alcoholic beverages?
Soda

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

10. A long sandwich designed to be a whole meal in itself?
A grinder. (Though Westchester has rubbed off on me and I will say “Wedge” on occasion).

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

12. Shoes worn for sports?
Cleats or sneakers, depending on the sport

13. Putting a room in order?
Tidying up (if I’m just doing it quick — otherwise cleaning)

14. A flying insect that glows in the dark?
Lightening bug.

15.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?
See-saw

16. How do you eat your pizza?
Point first.

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

18. What’s the evening meal?
Now I say “dinner” but growing up it was “supper.” I hate the way “supper” sounds though.

19. What do you call the thing that you can get water out of to drink in public places?
A water fountain.

20. What do you call the clothing covering for legs worn on the outside?
Pants.

3 comments

  1. Christina says:

    I don’t like the way the word “supper” sounds, either. It reminds me of slopping pigs for some reason, and I never grew up on a farm.

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