Edy wrote:[color=#008000]Our DIL is from "down under," originally from New Zealand, then to Australia before the USA. I cannot think of any food to add to your interesting list, Chrissy, but I have discovered other differences in the language:
Our "Diapers" are your "nappies" (I think)
Our "Napkins" (for the dinner table) are your ? "serviettes"? - (but, not sure I have that right)
Our "sod" (cut strips of grass to cover bare spots in the lawn), is apparently a naughty word down under.
We call them serviettes if they are made of fine linen and napkins if they are made of paper. But, serviettes are really outdated here.
Sod? never heard of it. Maybe a "dag" but sod is a clump of dirt or perhaps a lazy person if we go back a few decades.
"dag" is use in a fun way like calling someone rather silly but I think it is more NewZealand term for a peice of poo hanging of a sheeps bottom. ( cleanest way to put it)
Flip Flops are called thongs
Thongs are called G-Strings.
Yes, Diapers are Nappies.
"Erbs" are "Herbs" which became a giggle of a discussion with Jan A when I was over there.