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At our local Costco parking lot today, a lady with an accent asked me if she could take my 'dry carriage' after I was done with it. She meant my shopping cart. In which part of the world do they call carts dry carriages? Does anyone know?

If I had to guess where they were from, I'd guess Albania or former Yugo. But I'm not sure.

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I grew up in Connecticut calling a "shopping cart" a "carriage" because my mom and grandmother (Lithuanian) did.

Were other carts wet from rain and perhaps she wanted your dry one?


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I grew up in Connecticut calling a "shopping cart" a "carriage" because my mom and grandmother (Lithuanian) did.

Were other carts wet from rain and perhaps she wanted your dry one?

Mine wasn't dry. It took me (what felt like) forever to load my car with all the ####### we got, I was drenched and so was my "carriage".

Lithuanian, hmm. Could be.

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I grew up in Connecticut calling a "shopping cart" a "carriage" because my mom and grandmother (Lithuanian) did.

Were other carts wet from rain and perhaps she wanted your dry one?

If he had been inside and was coming out, that is the logical conclusion.


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Bloody foreigners!

Besides the fact that it made no sense to take my cart, I'm more interested in knowing which part of the world they call it a dry carriage (or carriage) in. So far we know Lithuania is a possibility.

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I know Singapore has 'wet market' where meat is sold - so perhaps is some distinction between 'wet market' and 'dry market' ? hmmm

or perhaps 'empty' and 'dry' were interchangeable ?

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Besides the fact that it made no sense to take my cart, I'm more interested in knowing which part of the world they call it a dry carriage (or carriage) in. So far we know Lithuania is a possibility.

Haven't the foggiest, my sweet.

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* shopping cart – the United States and Canada

* trolley – the United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa

* carriage/shopping carriage – New England region of the United States

* buggy – Southern U.S. and Pittsburgh; the latter case often being considered a word related to Pittsburghese

* bascart/basket – various regions

* wagon Hawaii, New England

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shopping_cart


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