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Re: How Do You Say It?
« Reply #360 on: February 24, 2014, 04:58:11 PM »
 :D :D

Just googled as well, we call them slaters over here.
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Re: How Do You Say It?
« Reply #361 on: February 24, 2014, 05:37:43 PM »
Slaters and earwigs are different insects completely. slater

earwig
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Re: How Do You Say It?
« Reply #362 on: February 24, 2014, 05:38:36 PM »
Sorry slater picture didn't show.

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Re: How Do You Say It?
« Reply #363 on: February 24, 2014, 06:23:08 PM »
Earwig:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Earwig

Roly polies:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Armadillidiidae

Officially - Armadillidiidae; also called, pill bugs and roly polies

Different from the Earwig other than the fact they are all insects.  :)
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Re: How Do You Say It?
« Reply #364 on: February 24, 2014, 08:06:48 PM »
Chisel pigs when I was a wee nipper in The New Forest.

When we moved to civilisation so I could start school I met other kids who called them slaters.

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Re: How Do You Say It?
« Reply #365 on: February 24, 2014, 08:21:04 PM »
Here in West Oz the slater is also known as the potato bug..I think...my cousin even after 30 years here in Oz (she be Scottish) calls the earwig a forky taily..
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Re: How Do You Say It?
« Reply #366 on: February 24, 2014, 09:35:05 PM »
Here in Canada we call them potato bugs too actually… but I do remember calling them 'slaters' when I was a kid growing up in Oz.
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Re: How Do You Say It?
« Reply #367 on: February 24, 2014, 11:10:30 PM »
What part of Oz are you from Distant Sun? I live in the lower great Southern of WA close to Albany. Lived in Windsor NSW for 9 years as well as Derby/ Broome for a while. Grew up in the Sheep Wheatbelt area near Katanning.
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Re: How Do You Say It?
« Reply #368 on: February 26, 2014, 06:47:30 PM »
Here in Canada we call them potato bugs too actually… but I do remember calling them 'slaters' when I was a kid growing up in Oz.

Oh No, no. Potato bugs are these god-awful ugly things:


They are Jerusalem crickets...eck. 



These are pill bugs or, rolly polly bugs.

And these are earwigs.


They supposedly crawl up your ear and lay eggs.

 
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Re: How Do You Say It?
« Reply #369 on: February 26, 2014, 08:02:54 PM »
I'm from Sydney  ;D

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Re: How Do You Say It?
« Reply #370 on: February 27, 2014, 05:22:01 PM »
Now heres one that really rattled me today.

Its winters last day here in Oz so autumn is here tomorrow for us.

Frank says his spring isn't for 3 weeks.  :o

I thought we were all just opposite, not different dates to boot.

So how do your seasons work?

Ours go off the 1st of the month to the last of the month for each season.
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Re: How Do You Say It?
« Reply #371 on: February 27, 2014, 05:48:28 PM »
Now heres one that really rattled me today.

Its winters last day here in Oz so autumn is here tomorrow for us.

Frank says his spring isn't for 3 weeks.  :o

I thought we were all just opposite, not different dates to boot.

So how do your seasons work?

Ours go off the 1st of the month to the last of the month for each season.

Don't you mean it's Summer's last days...?

Many places have longer winters than others. It seems like where you are in Oz you have slightly longer fall and spring times. In this part of Cali, we have a bit longer summers and sometimes the fall is fairly warm--though, the nights in fall are a lot colder than the summer nights. In fact, late summer through the the end of fall is a great time to visit anywhere in the western US.  
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