Another point to add: While it may be summer holidays in the USA, Australia is in the middle of winter and 11 year olds are still at school at 2pm on Wednesdays.
The 2 week break between terms has also just ended, making August 10 week 3 or 4 of the current school term.
Well yes, obviously we don’t say ‘swimming suit’ or ‘candy,’ but the detective work is pointless. I KNOW it’s fake because the address is nonsense. The street doesn’t exist, and nobody writes ‘Melbourne, Australia’ in their address. The address she gives would be meaningless even if it wasn’t imaginary.
@ meaella, it depends on where in Australia you are. Candy is ‘lollies’, and ‘swimming suit’ is variously bathers, togs, swimmers, or cozzies, depending on location. In Melbourne, the apparent location of the party, we normally call them bathers.
Oh and no kid in Melbourne would write their address “Melbourne, Australia” They’d write the suburb and if they felt the need to extend the address, it would be Victoria and a Postcode. e.g. 206 Barkley St, St Kilda, VIC 3182. Unless they lived in the CBD, but i seriously doubt that.
americans dont say swimming suit, I’ve literally never heard those words, and if I had heard them uttered it would likely be by an immigrant who uses English as their second language. Americans say bathingsuit, swimsuit, trunks, or suit. but NEVER swimming suit
ummmm….I’ve been an American all my life. And almost all of my friends have been Americans all their life too. And we’ve said “Swimming Suit” plenty of times….and we’ve also said “swimsuit”, “bathing suit”, “trunks” and “suit”…but certainly we’ve said “swimming suit” (mostly when I was a kid in the late 70′s and early 80′s but we definitly said it)
So maybe you don’t say it in your part of America but there are lots of places in America that do say it.
And not that anyone is asking but we also say “soda” and “bubbler”.