Wednesday, August 08, 2007

Eeee bah gum

Conversation overheard in the swimming pool changing room in very Bristolian accents.

Her "Di' I tell ya I go' the list for school?"

Him "Nah"

Her "It ha' daps on them, I din't know what daps were"

Him "I do they're...."

I wanted to butt in at this point and tell her as well but I didn't. So who, besides my family, know what daps are? They are an everyday item and I taught Dillon the word but it didn't stick as no one in Ireland knew them by that name. There may even be a small prize if anyone can guess the answer.

22 comments:

Karmyn R said...

OOH - I get to make the first guess...Daps? Glue dots? no clue, really.

laurie said...

claps? i guess paper clips.

or some kind of fastener.

(do i get flapjacks?)

Willowtree said...

I've got no idea, but while we're asking questions: do you say runners, sneakers, joggers, tennies or tennis shoes?

Sam said...

i know and other people know even though they don't know it maybe?

Beckie said...

Was WT on to it? Is it shoes or sneakers?

Lil Mouse said...

tissues, kleenexes, things to blow your nose on?

Little Miss Moi said...

Dear beccy. it is togs/swimmers/bathers/cossies? That's four Aussie states' worth of names for you.

Also, willowtree - in queensland, we called the sandshoes!

lisa's chaos said...

I'll take a guess even though probably wrong. Daps are crayons or markers?

Debbie said...

Something that makes you look dapper.

Kinda sounds like shoes, but I'm only saying that after I read the previous comments. I'm so honest! ;)

Julie said...

I'm probably way off but daps makes me think of diapers. And our school supply list has diaper wipes on it - for the classroom - so that's my guess. Diaper wipes. I'm sure I'm terribly wrong though.

frannie said...

the urge to use google is almost overpowering.... must resist...

I'll have to think about it a bit and come back

Sally Lomax said...

I know the answer to this, as people in the FOD use the same term for these. In Northern Ireland though they called them skuddies.......... very confusing.....

Sally Lomax said...

Actually it was gutties...... Brain not functioning tonight! Same thing as daps anyway...

laurie said...

well, hell, DAPS? i thought it said CLAPS.
so i'm insane and my answer is wrong.

send flapjacks anyway. clearly, i need them.

Willowtree said...

LMM - Damn! I knew there was another name for them, but I couldn't think of it. And here's the irony, when I was growing up in NSW we called them sandshoes too. D'oh!

Sam said...

plimsolls. I gave them enough time and no one said that.

Plus ask them what baps are next time.

misslionheart said...

Runners/Trainers!

Karmyn R said...

I'm dying to know here Beccy - tell me tell me tell me.

Daps - jock strap?

wolfbaby said...

pants? a specific type of pants

Melissa said...

I love Karmyn's comments, because I have no idea and she's making me laugh. :)

Tiger Lamb Girl said...

Agh, I'm still learning the Devon lingo. I'm waiting with baited breath to know the answer!

frannie said...

sam gave the answer-- but that doesn't help... what's a plimsole?