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In Australia we call carbonated drinks 'soft drinks'. My husband was of English descent and I am of English and Irish descent so we game across a few disparities in what we called things. I used to say what's for tea. He would correct my and make me say 'dinner'. After 'dinner' he would ask me what was for 'pudding'. I would reply that I was sorry but I didn't know how to make puddings - what type did he want anyway. Then I would realise that he meant 'desert'. When we had our son we even had different versions of the same nursery rhymes.
When I would feed my baby son I would say 'down the red lane' and he asked what the hell I was talking about. My grandmother on the English side used to say it to the children she fed. I finally found the saying in a book about pubs. It was somehow derived from the tradition of prisoners stopping at a particular pub in a particular lane for a last drink on their way to the gallows. I have only ever met one other Australian (also of English descent) who had heard of this saying.
Even within Australia there are differences between states. What I called spinach he calls silverbeet. What I call rockmelon he called cantelope etc.

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Soda - or Pop 177 quixote 26-Sep-06 05:51
Re: Soda - or Pop 90 Gengus 26-Sep-06 12:12
Re: Soda - or Pop 139 Broker 26-Sep-06 15:03
Re: Soda - or Pop 101 Briffits 26-Sep-06 20:23
Re: Soda - or Pop 235 Bent 27-Sep-06 03:40
Re: Soda - or Pop 132 Gengus 27-Sep-06 12:54
Re: Soda - or Pop 143 Gengus 27-Sep-06 12:44
Re: Soda - or Pop 81 quixote 26-Sep-06 22:38
Re: Red-up 160 Astikapati 27-Sep-06 05:36
Re: Red-up 136 Gengus 27-Sep-06 13:03
Re: Soda - or Pop 137 lovejoy 26-Sep-06 12:12
Re: Soda - or Pop 147 quixote 26-Sep-06 22:41
Re: Soda - or Pop 150 Mercury Rapids 26-Sep-06 12:49
Re: Soda - or Pop 137 quixote 26-Sep-06 22:46
Re: Soda - or Pop 152 Mercury Rapids 27-Sep-06 00:08
Re: Soda - or Pop 115 Bewildered 27-Sep-06 01:15
Re: Soda - or Pop 187 OakeyDokey 26-Sep-06 19:10
Re: Soda - or Pop 131 quixote 26-Sep-06 22:47
Re: Soda - or Pop 122 Briffits 26-Sep-06 20:07
Re: Soda - or Pop 93 quixote 26-Sep-06 22:48
Re: Soda - or Pop 122 debraregypt 26-Sep-06 20:43
Re: Soda - or Pop 73 Richard Fusniak 26-Sep-06 21:55
Re: Soda - or Pop 111 quixote 26-Sep-06 22:10
Re: Soda - or Pop 144 Richard Essame 26-Sep-06 22:45
Re: Soda - or Pop 125 Briffits 26-Sep-06 23:09
Re: Soda - or Pop 125 Briffits 26-Sep-06 23:16
Re:Soft drink/ Outhouse 177 Astikapati 27-Sep-06 04:58
Re:Soft drink/ Outhouse 129 Briffits 27-Sep-06 06:07
Re:Soda/Pop 171 Astikapati 27-Sep-06 07:14
Re:Soft drink/ Outhouse 155 Mark Staab 27-Sep-06 16:22
Re:Soft drink/ Outhouse 141 Astikapati 28-Sep-06 05:32
Opps, forgot to add link 92 Astikapati 28-Sep-06 05:36
Re: Opps, forgot to add link 120 Mark Staab 28-Sep-06 06:55
Mark 138 Astikapati 28-Sep-06 08:22
Fuzzy's favourite pop.... 133 come on pilgrim 27-Sep-06 15:48
Re: Fuzzy's favourite pop.... 199 Bent 27-Sep-06 20:19
Re: Fuzzy's favourite pop.... 129 Briffits 27-Sep-06 23:21
Re: Fuzzy's favourite pop.... 103 come on pilgrim 28-Sep-06 01:29
Re: Fuzzy's favourite pop.... 133 Briffits 28-Sep-06 04:25
soft drinks 128 julietta 28-Sep-06 03:33
Re: soft drinks 115 Susan Doris 28-Sep-06 08:25
Re: Soda - or Pop 88 OCaptain 29-Sep-06 15:23
Re: Soda - or Pop 261 Bent 29-Sep-06 15:33
Re: Soda - or Pop 132 OCaptain 29-Sep-06 15:51
Re: Soda - or Pop 227 Bent 29-Sep-06 15:59
Re: Soda - or Pop 110 Kboldt 29-Sep-06 16:24
Re: Soda - or Pop 119 kevinl 01-Oct-06 03:54


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