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Mar. 25th, 2007

This afternoon I spent most of my time stripping wallpaper and tiles off my bathroom walls. It is about half done. Tomorrow I will finish that room and start doing the toilet - and a skip should be delivered mid-morning too, and when it does my dealings with the brown carpet will be at an end..

Tomorrow is going to be really busy!! I'll report on progress later tomorrow!


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Mar. 25th, 2007 10:19 pm (UTC)
Help a yank...what's a "skip", in this context?
Mar. 25th, 2007 10:25 pm (UTC)
Erm...a skip is a really big rubbish bin/trash can, big enough to hold an old bath and loads of carpet hopefully!! Don't know what the American word for it would be... it's a skip in England and NZ...
Mar. 25th, 2007 10:28 pm (UTC)
Ah! We call that a dumpster. Or there are bigger ones, I don't know what they are called :)

Tks! I love exploring the differences in our lingos!
Mar. 25th, 2007 10:31 pm (UTC)
Yes I think it's really interesting how "English" varies around the world...after 12 years in New Zealand I often slip up and use phrases and words no one here understands!!
Mar. 26th, 2007 03:50 am (UTC)
-after 12 years in New Zealand I often slip up and use phrases and words no one here understands!!
I'll understand!

But we always used to hire a bin, not a skip! Our British friends here definitely hire skips though *g* - wonder if there are regional variations in NZ. I'm going to ask around!
Mar. 26th, 2007 06:04 am (UTC)
I'd understand what you meant by hiring a bin, but wouldn't tend to use it... I think both terms are used in NZ, is it regional or just personal preference?
Mar. 26th, 2007 09:12 am (UTC)
Steve said he'd always say 'bin' but knew it could be called a 'skip' too. I'll ask around *g*
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