I just read something really interesting over on Aussies Living Simply, . One of the members of the forum is from America and she was confused by the term "chook".
I have never thought about this before although when ever I spell check anything it tells me that I have spelt 'chook' wrong.
That made me think that some of the readers of my blog (Woody, Karl etc) may have wondered what chooks were at one point.
I call a domestic hen a chook and a group of hens, chooks.
I call a baby hen or rooster a chicken but only until they grow to point of lay then they become a chook (OK roosters don't get to point of lay). My group of chooks has three roosters in it and collectively they are my "chooks".
I am a bit confused too, if I want to buy a cooked "chook" from the supermarket I ask for a chicken even though I expect to receive an adult chook. I still make chicken noodle soup even though it has chook in it and I don't call it chook noodle soup (but I will be from now!)
Are there any other terms that we use commonly that others may wonder about?
Or have you come across any terms that confused you in the "blogging" world?