Whenever I go to the States my friends love to mock my Australian vocabulary – so mean! I am still not quite sure what is so hilarious about swimming in a swimming costume (or swimmers) nor am I convinced that a bathing suit (or bathers) is any more sensible a term. I was mocked for swimming in a “costume” but seriously you guys swim in a “suit”!
Anyway I have decided, in the interests of peace, harmony and cultural exchange, to include a glossary to help out my American friends. And for fun I haven’t limited it solely to food terms. Enjoy! And feel free to post any additions in the comments so I can add them to the list.
|Bottle-o (Bottle shop)||Liquor store|
|Butter beans||Lima beans|
|Golden syrup||Corn syrup|
|Servo (Service station)||Gas station|
|Spring onions||Scallions/Green onions|
|Sweet potato||Yam or Kumera|