They never said I had to answer in English, right?
WHERE I COME FROM:
Charenton-le-Pont (Paris SE suburb)
WHAT DO YOU CALL:
1. A body of water, smaller than a river, contained within relatively narrow banks?
2. What the thing you push around the grocery store is called?
Un caddie [TM, I know].
3. A metal container to carry a meal in?
Une gamelle (nobody uses them anymore).
4. The thing that you cook bacon and eggs in?
Une poêle à frire.
5. The piece of furniture that seats three people?
Un canapé (why three?)
6. The device on the outside of the house that carries rain off the roof?
7. The covered area outside a house where people sit in the evening?
We don't have this kind of thing, I don't know.
8. Carbonated, sweetened, non-alcoholic beverages?
9. A flat, round breakfast food served with syrup?
Une crêpe (but we don't eat that on breakfast).
10. A long sandwich designed to be a whole meal in itself?
... un sandwich complet.
11. The piece of clothing worn by men at the beach?
Un slip de bain.
12. Shoes worn for sports?
13. Putting a room in order?
Faire du rangement.
14. A flying insect that glows in the dark?
15. The little insect that curls up into a ball?
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?
Une balançoire (or: un tape-cul).
17. How do you eat your pizza?
Chaude (it's not the temperature? Okay: avec les doigts).
18. What's it called when private citizens put up signs and sell their used stuff?
Un vide-grenier (but it's like a market, you can't do it on your own).
19. What's the evening meal?
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?