Jay Maynard (jmaynard) wrote,
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Words meme

I grew up in Houston, and lived there until my forties...

1. A body of water, smaller than a river, contained within relatively narrow banks: creek or bayou
2. What the thing you push around the grocery store is called: grocery cart
3. A metal container to carry a meal in: lunchbox
4. The thing that you cook bacon and eggs in: skillet
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: Coke (even if it's Pepsi)
9. A flat, round breakfast food served with syrup: pancakes
10. A long sandwich designed to be a whole meal in itself: po-boy
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: clean up
14. A flying insect that glows in the dark: lightning bug (although I never saw one until I came to Minnesota)
15. The little insect that curls up into a ball: doodle bug
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: teeter-totter
17. How do you eat your pizza? with my hands unless it lacks sufficient structural integrity
18. What's it called when private citizens put up signs and sell their used stuff? a garage sale
19. What's the evening meal? dinner
20. The thing under a house where the furnace and perhaps a rec room are? the basement (though, again, I never had one until I came to Minnesota)
21. What do you call the thing that you can get water out of to drink in public places? water fountain

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