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jkbarnes wrote: Wed Jun 28, 2023 1:06 pm Crisps are chips and chips are fries…
Doo-dah, doo-dah…

The hood’s the bonnet and the trunk’s the boot (Oh, doo-dah-day). Your Hive operates the gas heating which you will not need, unless you have a Combi which will provide hot water. The stuff you buy at the petrol station or garage to put in your car is called petrol or diesel (unless it’s an electric car). And please wear your pants inside your trousers. When you eat out the check is called the bill and the bills that you pay with are notes. As well as notes of various denominations you will find pound coins and 50p pieces. It’s all very logical.

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jkbarnes wrote: Wed Jun 28, 2023 1:06 pm Crisps are chips and chips are fries…
Crisps are chips and chips are fries…
Crisps are chips and chips are fries…
[repeat until remembered]

Oh no they’re not. Crisps are what you would call chips so you’ve got that part correct.

Chips are chips though and fries are fries. Completely different beasts.

Fries are the skinny ones that go cold as soon as they are served and are like those things you get in McDogfood with your burger. Chips are much fatter, more tasty and are a very different potato based side.
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iain wrote: Wed Jun 28, 2023 2:29 pm Fries are the skinny ones that go cold as soon as they are served and are like those things you get in McDogfood with your burger. Chips are much fatter, more tasty and are a very different potato based side.
Sometimes referred to as home made chips, hand cut chips or proper chips.
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^^^^^Triple cooked chips, beef fat chips, chip shop chips…..

We’ve more descriptions for chips than eskimos have for snow.

Hopefully you are getting an education here Drew and you now know that chips are something of a national institution. By referring to all chips as fries you are in danger of being deported and never allowed back….
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But the English language is still the English language right?
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Aye - never go into a chippie in Wales and ask for fries... #-o
Actually - I don’t know that you should ask for chips either. In Scotland we’d ask for a fish supper, but I don’t know if it’s the same elsewhere... ???
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missF wrote: Wed Jun 28, 2023 2:58 pm In Scotland we’d ask for a fish supper, but I don’t know if it’s the same elsewhere... ???
Google says it’s Pysgod a Sglodion in Wales.

Would you expect peas as part of a fish supper in Scotland? I can’t remember but I suspect not. Normally in other parts of the UK I would ask for fish and chips, or fish, chips and peas. If different fish are available you might ask for haddock and chips, or cod and chips.
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Surely curry sauce is the correct answer to the question about what to have with your fish and chips.

I do accept this may not be the norm however.

I did once have a fish supper when staying with family in Arbroath. I recall it just being fish and chips, peas had to be added separately (as did curry sauce for the strange Englishman)
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Curry sauce :lol:
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A fish supper would just be fish and chips. North of England you might get mushy peas included? I remember getting batter crumbs ( no idea what to call it) with a fish supper in Leeds.


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Amor Vincit Omnia wrote: Wed Jun 28, 2023 1:35 pm …The stuff you buy at the petrol station or garage to put in your car is called petrol or diesel (unless it’s an electric car).
I figured that one out when I picked up the car! :lol:

Speaking of cars, driving hasn’t been nearly as intimidating as I thought it would be. I’m getting the hang of it.
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jkbarnes wrote: Wed Jun 28, 2023 4:19 pm
Amor Vincit Omnia wrote: Wed Jun 28, 2023 1:35 pm …The stuff you buy at the petrol station or garage to put in your car is called petrol or diesel (unless it’s an electric car).
I figured that one out when I picked up the car! :lol:

Speaking of cars, driving hasn’t been nearly as intimidating as I thought it would be. I’m getting the hang of it.
And your other mantra should be:

Drive on the left...
Drive on the left...
Drive on the left

You know the thing about the petrol filling symbol in the car, the side the hose is on is the side the filling cap is.
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missF wrote: Wed Jun 28, 2023 3:54 pm I remember getting batter crumbs ( no idea what to call it) with a fish supper in Leeds.
In the South they call those hushpuppies - deep fried cornmeal batter. They’re quite good. The story goes that cooks in the Old South would put dollops of batter in the fryer while cooking and throw them to the yapping dogs to satisfy them and keep them quiet.
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RichM wrote: Wed Jun 28, 2023 4:24 pm
jkbarnes wrote: Wed Jun 28, 2023 4:19 pm
Amor Vincit Omnia wrote: Wed Jun 28, 2023 1:35 pm …The stuff you buy at the petrol station or garage to put in your car is called petrol or diesel (unless it’s an electric car).
I figured that one out when I picked up the car! :lol:

Speaking of cars, driving hasn’t been nearly as intimidating as I thought it would be. I’m getting the hang of it.
And your other mantra should be:

Drive on the left...
Drive on the left...
Drive on the left

You know the thing about the petrol filling symbol in the car, the side the hose is on is the side tbe filling cap is.
When we picked the car up and the guy went to familiarize me with some of the controls, I instinctively walked to the door on the left, to which he responded, “wrong side, mate.”
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missF wrote: Wed Jun 28, 2023 3:54 pm MI remember getting batter crumbs ( no idea what to call it) with a fish supper in Leeds.

Scraps, or bits. Depends exactly where in Leeds. I’d never heard of them until I moved across the border from Lancashire.

“Do you want bits with that love?”
“Sorry? What?”
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