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Vocabulary Meme

From tree_and_leaf and wellinghall, whose answers were quite similar to each other's, but will be different from mine.

I am naturalized Canadian with British parents, educated for first three years in England, otherwise in Canada, well educated (some might say, "over" educated), English teacher who reads majority British novels and watches a mix of US and British TV.

1. A body of water, smaller than a river, contained within relatively narrow banks.
a stream

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

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

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

5. The piece of furniture that seats three people.
Chesterfield (there's a good Canadianism for you)

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

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

8. Carbonated, sweetened, non-alcoholic beverages.

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

10. A long sandwich designed to be a whole meal in itself.
submarine sandwich

11. The piece of clothing worn by men at the beach.
swim trunks

12. Shoes worn for sports.
runners, running shoes

13. Putting a room in order.
Straightening, or maybe tidying

14. A flying insect that glows in the dark.
lightning bug

15. The little insect that curls up into a ball.
Woodlouse, or maybe sow-bug

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?
With my hands

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

19. What's the evening meal?
Dinner or supper.

20. The thing under a house where the furnace and perhaps a rec room are?
The basement

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


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