I have borrowed this meme from Ms. Mac. She answered hers in three languages because she's smart that way. Me? I've got just one.
1. A body of water, smaller than a river, contained within relatively narrow banks.
A creek, and definitely not a crick. Or maybe it's a stream.
2. What the thing you push around the grocery store is called.
3. A metal container to carry a meal in.
A lunch box. Local phrase: bucket
4. The thing that you cook bacon and eggs in.
Frying pan or sauté pan
5. The piece of furniture that seats three people.
A couch. If they're skinny people, then maybe they can all fit on a love seat.
6. The device on the outside of the house that carries rain off the roof.
A gutter which feeds into a down spout
7. The covered area outside a house where people sit in the evening.
A patio if the floor is made of brick or stone or cement. If the floor is made of wood, then it's a deck. This confuses me because these things are often not covered, so maybe what we're talking about is an enclosed or screened-in porch.
8. Carbonated, sweetened, non-alcoholic beverages.
It's soda to me because I picked that word up when living in New Jersey, but where I grew up in Indiana, it was known as "pop." When I first moved to Ohio and said "soda," older people thought I had an upset stomach and needed a bicarbonate.
9. A flat, round breakfast food served with syrup.
10. A long sandwich designed to be a whole meal in itself.
A sub, short for submarine
11. The piece of clothing worn by men at the beach.
Trunks unless they're icky and are wearing a Speedo instead.
12. Shoes worn for sports.
Tennis shoes even though most of them aren't warn to play tennis. My kids just call them "shoes."
13. Putting a room in order.
I say "tidy up," but the local phrase for the true locals is "read up," as in getting the place ready.
14. A flying insect that glows in the dark.
It's a lightning bug.
15. The little insect that curls up into a ball.
A rolie polie
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.
A teeter-totter or a see-saw
17. How do you eat your pizza?
It's finger food never to be eaten with a knife and fork. In New Jersey, people fold the slices in half for some reason.
18. What's it called when private citizens put up signs and sell their used stuff?
It's a garage sale even if they don't have a garage, or sometimes it's a yard sale.
19. What's the evening meal?
For me, it's dinner, but my parents called it supper.
20. The thing under a house where the furnace and perhaps a rec room are?
21. What do you call the thing that you can get water out of to drink in public places?
A drinking fountain