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Re: How Do You Say It?
« Reply #45 on: November 20, 2013, 11:22:17 AM »
xxx float = icecream soda, i.e. coke float (coke is the brown stuff here), Fanta float, etc

Yes Jewel, if you say "float" in this context over here (US), one flavor or another of soda water is added before the word float.

But the Ice Cream Soda is just ice cream, depending on the size of the glass, one or two healthy scoops, and carbonated water. When it carbonated water is added, you get all the bubbles. But, you can also choose which flavor of ice cream you want in the soda.
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Re: How Do You Say It?
« Reply #46 on: November 20, 2013, 02:48:21 PM »
My father worked as a soda jerk at a local drug store during highs school in the early 1940's. He made coke floats, but if he mixed root beer and ice cream it was a Brown Cow.

He said it was the best job he ever had  :D
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Re: How Do You Say It?
« Reply #47 on: November 20, 2013, 03:17:49 PM »
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What do you foreigners call caramels? Are they still a lolly? That just seems so wrong.

Caramels come under the lolly banner but depending on whether they are soft little bundles in paper or hard. Then they become toffee, like the toffee on a toffee apple I guess.

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xxx float = icecream soda, i.e. coke float (coke is the brown stuff here), Fanta float, etc

Because of MacDonald's over here, its more common to hear float but our term for this is a spider. Don't know why.

Our chemists don't have cafes in them but they do sell everything from cough lollies through to packaged gifts of perfume etc.

Buggar is used widely in a few different ways. If I say he is a buggar of a child it means hes naughty but if I say buggar me, I'm surprised. Plain buggar means drat.
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Re: How Do You Say It?
« Reply #48 on: November 20, 2013, 03:24:04 PM »
This is a caramel where I'm from-

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Re: How Do You Say It?
« Reply #49 on: November 20, 2013, 03:25:15 PM »
My father worked as a soda jerk...

Why was a soda jerk called a jerk?  I've often wondered but never got around to asking.

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Re: How Do You Say It?
« Reply #50 on: November 20, 2013, 03:28:18 PM »
This is a caramel where I'm from-



That one would come under the lolly banner mate. Still be a caramel as well.

What Gyppo said. I have never heard that term before.
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Re: How Do You Say It?
« Reply #51 on: November 20, 2013, 03:33:50 PM »
May I address the phrase "Bless her/his heart"?

Depending on the tone of voice and situation, this phrase can be an expression of sincere sympathy-

"She lost everything to the tornado. Bless her heart."

A way of implying one is stupid-

"She does the best she can. Bless her heart." When used as an insult, it is usually delivered with a dead-pan expression.

Or it can be a term of congratulations.

"you're getting married? Bless your heart!"

Strange, yes?

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Re: How Do You Say It?
« Reply #52 on: November 20, 2013, 03:34:31 PM »
Why was a soda jerk called a jerk?  I've often wondered but never got around to asking.

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Re: How Do You Say It?
« Reply #53 on: November 20, 2013, 03:49:54 PM »
That expression is much the same here Laura but just bless her/him.

Bless her/his cotton socks was another.  :D
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Re: How Do You Say It?
« Reply #54 on: November 20, 2013, 03:53:53 PM »
Do you say "drunker than Cooter Brown"?
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Re: How Do You Say It?
« Reply #55 on: November 20, 2013, 03:55:14 PM »
This is a caramel where I'm from-


That's a sweet, here, sub category 'toffee'

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Re: How Do You Say It?
« Reply #56 on: November 20, 2013, 03:58:27 PM »
Do you say "drunker than Cooter Brown"?
No, we don't know Cooter Brown, here.
We would say Drunk as a skunk or Drunk as a lord.

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Re: How Do You Say It?
« Reply #57 on: November 20, 2013, 03:59:48 PM »
Drunk as a BIG dog? (Emphasis is on big)
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Re: How Do You Say It?
« Reply #58 on: November 20, 2013, 04:02:17 PM »
LDV in USA or Ute in Oz = bakkie in SA

This is another word derived from Afrikaans - a bak is a container, a bakkie is a small container, but from a Ford bantam to a Ford F750, the car is still a bakkie.

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Re: How Do You Say It?
« Reply #59 on: November 20, 2013, 04:02:49 PM »
Drunk as a BIG dog? (Emphasis is on big)
Our dogs don't drink  ;)