Tuesday, April 19, 2005


Taken from various people:

Age: 36
Where did you grow up? Texas


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

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? Couch

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

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

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

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

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

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

12. Shoes worn for sports? Tennis shoes

13. Putting a room in order? Cleaning

14. A flying insect that glows in the dark? Lightning bugs

15. The little insect that curls up into a ball? Roly poly

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? See saw

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

19A. What's the midday meal? Lunch

19B. What's the evening meal? Supper

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

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

22. Harass: Where does the accent go? Last syllable

23. Vehicle: Where does the accent go? First syllable

24. Latter: Pronounced with with a "T" in the middle or a "D" in the middle? With a "D"

25. Kitten: Pronounced with with a "T" in the middle or a glottal stop in the middle? Glottal stop


shadowfoot said...

Number 10 makes the questionnaire American. Sandwiches elsewhere in the world are more specific, being two slices of bread with a filling between them.

I'll do this quiz in a day or two, altering that question.

Crash said...

The question refers to a specific type of sandwich served across the US, but called something different in various locations. I've heard them refered to as heroes, subs, po'boys and grinders.

shadowfoot said...

I know ;-) We call it a "filled roll", but a filled roll and a sandwich are very different things.