Lost In Translation! USA/Canada Vs Australia. Same Stuff Different Words.

Heading down under anytime soon? To make sure you can get by without the locals stopping, staring and pointing at you, here is a quick reference guide on what you need to call stuff while you’re away.

1.

Up Here - Thong
Down Under - G String

2.

Up Here - Sidewalk
Down Under - Footpath

3.

Up Here - Backsplash
Down Under - Splashback

4.

Up Here - Hydro Pole
Down Under - Telegraph Pole

5.

Up Here - Drug Store
Down Under - Pharmacy/Chemist

6.

Up Here - Flip Flops
Down Under - Thongs

7.

Up Here - Toque
Down Under - Beanie

8.

Up Here - Trolley/Streetcar
Down Under - Tram

9.

Up Here - Shrimp
Down Under - Prawns

10.

Up Here - Pop/Soda
Down Under - Soft Drinks

11.

Up Here - Trunk
Down Under - Boot

12.

Up Here - Fanny Pack
Down Under - Bum Bag
Mind you, there is no excuse for wearing one…

13.

Up Here - Jello
Down Under - Jelly

14.

Up Here - Tic Tac Toe
Down Under - Noughts & Crosses

15.

Up Here - Sprite
Down Under - Lemonade

16.

Up Here - Napkin
Down Under - Serviette

17.

Up Here - Cookies
Down Under - Biscuits

18.

Up Here - Papaya
Down Under - Paw Paw

19.

Up Here - Bell Peppers
Down Under - Capsicum

20.

Up Here - Cantaloupe
Down Under - Rockmelon

21.

Up Here - Hockey
Down Under - Ice Hockey

22.

Up Here - Raisins
Down Under - Sultanas

23.

Up Here - Ketchup
Down Under - Tomato Sauce

24.

Up Here - Espresso
Down Under - Short Black

25.

Up Here - Cooler
Down Under - Esky

26.

Up Here - Fries
Down Under - Chips

27.

Up Here - Sweater
Down Under - Jumper

28.

Up Here - Tractor Trailer
Down Under - Semi Trailer

29.

Up Here - Line
Down Under - Queue

30.

Up Here - Gas Station
Down Under - Petrol Station

31.

Up Here - Eraser
Down Under - Rubber

32.

Up Here - Washroom
Down Under - Bathroom/Toilets

33.

Up Here - Mailman
Down Under - Postman

34.

Up Here - Scotch Tape
Down Under - Sticky Tape

35.

Up Here - Entree
Down Under - Main Meal

36.

Up Here - Comforter
Down Under - Doona

37.

Up here - Diaper
Down Under - Nappy

38.

Up Here - Slots
Down Under - Poker Machines

39.

Up Here - Pass
Down Under - Overtake

40.

Up Here - Elevators
Down Under - Lifts

41.

So there you go. While not an exhaustive list this will help you get by. Travel safe globetrotters.

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