What is it called?

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igloo

ice chest

esky

cooler

chilly bin

or?

 

Just wrote about one and had to stop and think what they are called around here, as all of the above I have had to call them in my life.

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To me, ice chest means the freezer portion of your fridge.  Cooler is what we call portable, insulated containers that hold ice and/or keep items cold.

 

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Ice Chest when used to keep drinks cold, Swamp Cooler when rigged to cool the air. 

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copperhead wrote:

Ice Chest when used to keep drinks cold, Swamp Cooler when rigged to cool the air. 

We used swamp coolers. They work don't they! 

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Joey Bloggs wrote:

copperhead wrote:

Ice Chest when used to keep drinks cold, Swamp Cooler when rigged to cool the air. 

We used swamp coolers. They work don't they! 

My house in Los Angeles had a central evaporating system. Otherwise known as a 'swamp cooler'. As the years progressed in LA, the area seemed to get more humidity and so that swap cooler just made us more sticky and hot. Great system in a desert, but no longer is LA a desert!

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Now that gave me a good laugh!!! Swamp cooler!!! I've never heard of doing that. I can just picture someone sitting in a chair in front of an ice chest with a fan blowing across it!  TOO FUNNY!

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Koelbox, hier......

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Bommelhoeve wrote:

Koelbox, hier......

I'm sure they are used occasionally in Europe, but I have never seen a European use one. To buy some ice in Europe I've been known to go to the back door of a restaurant and beg the people in the kitchen for some!

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Hi, used a lot, just google "koelbox". However, NO ICE, we have the reuseable freeze packs........ Ice is only for skating..... Not for diluting drinks........

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Bommelhoeve wrote:

Hi, used a lot, just google "koelbox". However, NO ICE, we have the reuseable freeze packs........ Ice is only for skating..... Not for diluting drinks........

I kid my husband about that all the time. Every time I went to the beach we piled everything into the Chilly Bin (his Mum) and put nothing to keep it cold. She would correct me and say that is why it is in the chilly bin. But being a kiwi she would have said Chully Bun.

I was at a B&B recently that made my mouth water, they had tall glasses of iced tea with almost all ice and little tea, I had to have one! See we dilute our tea as well...

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Cooler. But I like chilly bin so I sometimes use that just because it's more fun to say. I learned that one from Aussie guests a few years ago.

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happyjacks wrote:

Cooler. But I like chilly bin so I sometimes use that just because it's more fun to say. I learned that one from Aussie guests a few years ago.

Must have been Kiwis, that is a Kiwi term.  Aussie's say Esky. Smiling

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Cooler.

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The cooler was where Colonel Klink threw Hogan when he was bad. Of course, Hogan had multiple tunnels out of there.

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Cooler... http://www.colemancanada.ca/Products/08/coolers

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ice chest here

 

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Ice chest, but I'd also understand igloo or cooler.

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Arks wrote:

Ice chest, but I'd also understand igloo or cooler.

Same here

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Ditto to ice chest, cooler or igloo.

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Ice chest or cooler in my neck of the woods

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