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And now Gill with some more regional expressions. Also, I have this song in my head thanks to her post title.

Depending on where you are from in this great big spinning ball of chaos you might call certain items certain things that may sound strange to someone in another part of the world, or even with in your own country.

  1. Bin – For this we hang out with our British friends. What we over here call a garbage can they call a rubbish bin.
  2. Lightning bugs dragon flies – If you live above the Mason Dixon line you call these bugs dragon flies, or sometimes lightning bugs. But our southern friends, like my late great friend Eric, would always call them lightning bugs.
  3. Musk melon – My late great friend and I had a debate over what we called honey dew. I was always brought up to call it musk melon, to which the late great Eric responded by telling me just how “country” I was and that any “normal` person called it honey dew.
  4. Lori – Back across the pond we go. Here in North America we call them jeeps or trucks, but our British and Australian friends call them Loris.

Question

Are there any interesting regional slangs from where you are?

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