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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 183 quixote 26-Sep-06 05:51
Re: Soda - or Pop 93 Gengus 26-Sep-06 12:12
Re: Soda - or Pop 143 Broker 26-Sep-06 15:03
Re: Soda - or Pop 106 Briffits 26-Sep-06 20:23
Re: Soda - or Pop 248 Bent 27-Sep-06 03:40
Re: Soda - or Pop 137 Gengus 27-Sep-06 12:54
Re: Soda - or Pop 146 Gengus 27-Sep-06 12:44
Re: Soda - or Pop 85 quixote 26-Sep-06 22:38
Re: Red-up 165 Astikapati 27-Sep-06 05:36
Re: Red-up 143 Gengus 27-Sep-06 13:03
Re: Soda - or Pop 144 lovejoy 26-Sep-06 12:12
Re: Soda - or Pop 153 quixote 26-Sep-06 22:41
Re: Soda - or Pop 159 Mercury Rapids 26-Sep-06 12:49
Re: Soda - or Pop 143 quixote 26-Sep-06 22:46
Re: Soda - or Pop 161 Mercury Rapids 27-Sep-06 00:08
Re: Soda - or Pop 117 Bewildered 27-Sep-06 01:15
Re: Soda - or Pop 194 OakeyDokey 26-Sep-06 19:10
Re: Soda - or Pop 135 quixote 26-Sep-06 22:47
Re: Soda - or Pop 125 Briffits 26-Sep-06 20:07
Re: Soda - or Pop 100 quixote 26-Sep-06 22:48
Re: Soda - or Pop 126 debraregypt 26-Sep-06 20:43
Re: Soda - or Pop 74 Richard Fusniak 26-Sep-06 21:55
Re: Soda - or Pop 117 quixote 26-Sep-06 22:10
Re: Soda - or Pop 148 Richard Essame 26-Sep-06 22:45
Re: Soda - or Pop 128 Briffits 26-Sep-06 23:09
Re: Soda - or Pop 132 Briffits 26-Sep-06 23:16
Re:Soft drink/ Outhouse 183 Astikapati 27-Sep-06 04:58
Re:Soft drink/ Outhouse 135 Briffits 27-Sep-06 06:07
Re:Soda/Pop 178 Astikapati 27-Sep-06 07:14
Re:Soft drink/ Outhouse 160 Mark Staab 27-Sep-06 16:22
Re:Soft drink/ Outhouse 145 Astikapati 28-Sep-06 05:32
Opps, forgot to add link 94 Astikapati 28-Sep-06 05:36
Re: Opps, forgot to add link 126 Mark Staab 28-Sep-06 06:55
Mark 147 Astikapati 28-Sep-06 08:22
Fuzzy's favourite pop.... 138 come on pilgrim 27-Sep-06 15:48
Re: Fuzzy's favourite pop.... 216 Bent 27-Sep-06 20:19
Re: Fuzzy's favourite pop.... 133 Briffits 27-Sep-06 23:21
Re: Fuzzy's favourite pop.... 109 come on pilgrim 28-Sep-06 01:29
Re: Fuzzy's favourite pop.... 136 Briffits 28-Sep-06 04:25
soft drinks 134 julietta 28-Sep-06 03:33
Re: soft drinks 120 Susan Doris 28-Sep-06 08:25
Re: Soda - or Pop 93 OCaptain 29-Sep-06 15:23
Re: Soda - or Pop 282 Bent 29-Sep-06 15:33
Re: Soda - or Pop 137 OCaptain 29-Sep-06 15:51
Re: Soda - or Pop 239 Bent 29-Sep-06 15:59
Re: Soda - or Pop 115 Kboldt 29-Sep-06 16:24
Re: Soda - or Pop 123 kevinl 01-Oct-06 03:54

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