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petrol: He's gone to get some benzene in the car.
Contributor's comments: My grandfather used this word in Cairns in the 60s.

Contributor's comments: My grandparents used this to refer to petrol in the 60s, 70s and 80s in Tully in Far north Queensland. I was told it was what they used in the second world war. Interestingly the italian word for petrol is Benzina and there are a lot of italian immigrants there.

Contributor's comments: BENSIN or BENZIN is petrol in PNG and a lot of SE Asia except Singapore where it is called OIL.