WHAT DO YOU CALL:

Hey, it’s another meme stolen from…errr…I can’t recall. I’ve seen it around in a couple places so I must have taken it from there. Wherever there is. ANYWAY, I have no snack food review for today so I leave you with the lame meme of an entry. Tune in tomorrow; we are going to the mumses and Mr. Paul’s to connect with the sis and hub before they jet off for Christmas. In all likelyhood, some snack food will go with us and I may post about it tomorrow.

The basics: This is coming to you from a Michigan Midwest raised boo whose mumses was a cheese head transplanted New Yorker and whose dad was a full blood cheese head. Just so you know.

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

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

A metal container to carry a meal in. Lunchbox.

The thing that you cook bacon and eggs in. Frying pan if it has edges, griddle if it’s flat.

The piece of furniture that seats three people. Couch.

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

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

Carbonated, sweetened, non-alcoholic beverages. I’ll use both soda or pop, depending on my mood I guess.

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

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

The piece of clothing worn by men at the beach. Swim Trunks.

Shoes worn for sports. Tennis Shoes.

Putting a room in order. Well, if it’s a quick go through to straighten things up then you are tidying. If you get the vacuum and duster out, then you are cleaning up.

A flying insect that glows in the dark. I interchange Lightning bug and Firefly.

The little insect that curls up into a ball. Potato Bugs or roly polys.

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. Teeter Totter.

How do you eat your pizza? Point First.

What’s it called when private citizens put up signs and sell their used stuff? Garage sale, although I have been known to refer to them as rummage sales here and there.

What’s the evening meal? Dinner.

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

What word(s) do you use to address a group of two or more people? Informally “y’all” more formally “You guys” or “all of you”.

Would you say “Are you coming with?” as a full sentence, to mean “Are you coming with us?” No.

Would you say “where are you at?” to mean “where are you?” No.

Modals are words like “can,” “could,” “might,” “ought to,” and so on. Can you use more than one modal at a time? If you want to but you sound like a hick when you do. I’m not sayin that’s bad but you might ought to want to think on who you talk like that to.

What do you call the area of grass between the sidewalk and the road? Easement.

What do you call the area of grass that occurs in the middle of some streets? Median although I think it is technically a boulevard.

What do you call the long narrow place in the middle of a divided highway? Median.

What do you call the drink made with milk and ice cream? Milkshake.

What do you call the miniature lobster that one finds in lakes and streams for example (a crustacean of the family Astacidae)? Crawdads.

What do you call the kind of spider (or spider-like creature) that has an oval-shaped body and extremely long legs? Daddy Long legs.

What nicknames do/did you use for your maternal grandmother? Speaking to her it’s Grand ma, speaking about her it’s Grandma LastName.

What about your paternal grandmother (is there a distinction?). Nope. Well, yes because she has a different last name.

What do/did you call your maternal grandfather? Grandpa if I was speaking to him, Grandpa LastName if I am talking about him.

paternal grandfather? Same as the G’Mas.

What do you call the big clumps of dust that gather under furniture and in corners? Dust Bunnies.

What term do you use to refer to something that is across both streets from you at an intersection (or diagonally across from you in general)? Kitty Corner.

What do you call the activity of driving around in circles in a car? Doughnuts or really really lost. It depends on how big the circles are.

What do you call paper that has already been used for something or is otherwise imperfect? Scrap Paper

What is your *general* term for a big road that you drive relatively fast on? Highway.

What do you call it when rain falls while the sun is shining? Errr…raining when the sun shines? Is there a special term for that? I bet the Germans have one. Either way, I look for a rain bow!

When you are cold, and little points of skin begin to come on your arms and legs, you have- Goosebumps.

What do you call the gooey or dry matter that collects in the corners of your eyes, especially while you are sleeping? Depends on the company. Polite company will hear me call it “sleep” friends here me call it “eye cheese”.

What do you call an easy course? A breeze? I don’t know, but I know its antithesis: Weeder courses. Seeings as I was an Engineer my first two years in college I never got to meet any easy courses but they sure did have the tough ones.

What do you call a traffic situation in which several roads meet in a circle and you have to get off at a certain point? Roundabout.

What is the thing that women use to tie their hair? Hair ties.

Do you use the word cruller? Yeah, they are the wiggly tasty donuts. Mmmm, crullers. They are my favorite doughnuts.

Do you use the term “bear claw” for a kind of pastry? Yeah, for bearclaws. Duh.

What do you call someone who is the opposite of pigeon-toed (i.e. when they walk their feet point outwards)? Duck footed.

Can you call coleslaw “slaw”? You can, I don’t.

What do you call the box you bury a dead person in? Coffin.

Do you say “vinegar and oil” or “oil and vinegar” for the type of salad dressing? Oil and Vinegar.

What do you call it when a driver changes over one or more lanes way too quickly? Driving like ASS! Or driving like a sausage in politer company.

When you stand outside with a long line of people waiting to get in somewhere, are you standing “in line” or “on line” (as in, “I stood ___ in the cold for two hours before they opened the doors”)? In line.

Do you say “frosting” or “icing” for the sweet spread one puts on a cake? Cake has frosting but you can ice the cake. I’m a freak.

What is “the City”? Ummm…specifically? Or in general? I live in a city but I don’t know if it is “the City” or not.

What is the distinction between dinner and supper? I don’t tend to use supper. I think that’s a meal that they have in the south.

Do you cut or mow the lawn or grass? Mow the lawn. Hee! TheMan answers “Not as often as I should.”

Do you pass in homework or hand in homework? I turn it in.

What do you call the insect that looks like a large thin spider and skitters along the top of water? Water bug.

What do you call the thing from which you might drink water in a school? Drinking fountain.

What do you call a public railway system (normally underground)? Subway.

What do you call the act of covering a house or area in front of a house with toilet paper? TPing.

What do you call a traffic jam caused by drivers slowing down to look at an accident or other diversion on the side of the road? I don’t have a word for the jam other than “Get the FUCK MOVING PEOPLE.”

What vowel do you use in bag? Errr…A?

What do you call the paper container in which you might bring home items you bought at the store? Bag. It has an A!

What do you call the night before Halloween? Devil’s Night.

What do you call the end of a loaf of bread? Crusts.

How do you pronounce the word for the type of drug that acts as central nervous system depressant and is used as a sedative or hypnotic? (Please do not look up the word in a dictionary before answering this question.) Ummm…the good shit?

What do you call a point that is purely academic, or that cannot be settled and isn’t worth discussing further? Moot.

How do you pronounce the -sp- sequence in “thespian” (the word meaning “actor”)? sssssssp. Vs. zzzzzzzp.

What do you call a drive-through liquor store? Convenient. No, OK a drive through liquor store. Sorry, no creativity here with that one.

What do you call food that you buy at a restaurant but then eat at home? Take out.

What do you say when you want to lay claim to the front seat of a car? SHOTGUN! Or “I call shotgun”, depending on the immediacy of the car.

What word do you use for gawking at someone in a lustful way? Oogling.

Do you say “expecially”, or “especially”? Dude, “expecially” is like “axeing” a question.


Last Year at the booniverse: Bitching about snowing. None of that this year, we gots us some whitage for the Christmas season. Whooo!

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