Tuesday, May 18, 2010

What's in a name?

So, in my retail experience I've noticed that people from different parts of the country (and world!) have different names for the above shopping necessity. Where are you from and what do you call it?!


Blogger smarmy said...

Born and raised in Michigan... we call it a shopping cart. I'm very interested to know what other people could possibly call it... a basket?!

May 18, 2010 at 7:09 PM  
Blogger Gothcupcake said...

I'm going to wait for a few more responses before I reveal the terms I've heard for it... and the one that I call it!

May 18, 2010 at 7:16 PM  
Blogger lollywood said...

I'm from texas. We've called it a grocery basket and a shopping cart. But growing up we always called it basket.

May 18, 2010 at 7:18 PM  
Blogger Deb (On Cupcake Moon) said...

shopping cart - i'm another midwesterner

May 18, 2010 at 7:32 PM  
Blogger nic said...

growing up it was always a basket. now I interchange that with shopping cart. but I always refer to the little handled ones as hand baskets.

May 18, 2010 at 9:12 PM  
Blogger Pili said...

The ones with wheels are carts, the ones with handles, baskets... and I'm a Spaniard! ;)

May 19, 2010 at 8:15 AM  
Blogger Gothcupcake said...

I'm from the east coast and back home we call it a shopping carriage. When I came to the west coast everyone made fun of me because here it is called a shopping cart. Southerners that come to visit call it a Buggy, and the British folk who are here on holiday call it a Trolley.

May 22, 2010 at 2:51 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It may be a bit late as I recently found your blog but we in Germany call it "Einkaufswagen". It's the same like shopping cart I think ;)

April 22, 2011 at 7:41 AM  

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