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Age: 32
Where you grew up (Ages 0-18): (In order of length) Thailand, India, Malaysia, New Zealand.

1. A body of water, smaller than a river, contained within relatively narrow banks: stream, usually. Occassionally creek.

2. What the thing you push around the grocery store is called: trolley

3. A metal container to carry a meal in: tiffin. If it was plastic, it would have been a lunchbox.

4. The thing that you cook bacon and eggs in: Frying pan

5. The piece of furniture that seats three people: Couch, sofa, seatee? I've never been able to figure out a difference, but my husband assures me that one of these is posh, and therefore we don't have it. Can never remember which one...

6. The device on the outside of the house that carries rain off the roof: gutters go across, and drain-pipes go down.

7. The covered area outside a house where people sit in the evening: If they're off the ground, it's porch or more likely a veranda. Groundlevel, but paved, is a patio.

8. Carbonated, sweetened, non-alcoholic beverages: fizzy drink

9. A flat, round breakfast food served with syrup: if it's about half a centimetre thick, and I made it, it's a piklet, and should be served with butter and golden syrup if maple syrup is not available. If it's really thin, it's a pancake, and should be served with lime and sugar.

10. A long sandwich designed to be a whole meal in itself: a roll. Those made by Subway are subs, but that is definitely a post-18year-old development.

11. The piece of clothing worn by men at the beach: swimmees, swim togs, or budgie smugglers

12. Shoes worn for sports: Sneakers or running shoes

13. Putting a room in order: tidying up.

14. A flying insect that glows in the dark: Firefly, not existent in NZ, but there were plenty in South East Asia.

15. The little insect that curls up into a ball: poochie, or if it's a bit longer, a millipede.

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: How is this about language? I pick up a wedge, and start at the thin end.

18. What's it called when private citizens put up signs and sell their used stuff: garage sale

19. What's the evening meal?: Dinner, supper. Dinner is when it's the main meal, and can be eaten at lunch time or in the evening. Supper is a smaller evening meal.

20. The thing under a house where the furnace and perhaps a rec room are: non-existent to my knowledge, but from movies, it's a basement.

21. What do you call the thing from which you can drink water in public places: Water fountain.

Hmm, usually I have more than one word, and no particular reason to choose one over the other. Mixed upbringing...

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