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    (Original post by TuckingFypo™)
    I say crisps for crisps.

    And chips for chips.
    Me too! :eek:
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    Crisps = the potato snack
    Chips = potayto/potato food available from a "fish and chip shop"

    It doesnt really matter as long as people understand that fried potato foods are healthy :tongue:
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    Why the flying **** would you call crisps "chips" when they are clearly crispy? It's stupidity like this that explains why the half the rest of the world (in terms of biomass) is obese and the other half in poverty.
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    Haha... I called crisps - chips for a very long time when I was a kid, but then got used to calling them crisps
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    We call them crisps because they a crispy... duh!
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    Crisps=crisps because they are crispy
    chips=chips
    although are sometimes call thinner chips fries.
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    (Original post by the Alyx)
    I'm sure you all know this. Other countries say Chips for Crisps and Fries for Chips.
    Why do we, the British insist on saying Crisps and Chips?
    And which do you say?
    Cause they're ******* crispy :rolleyes:
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    The original name for crisps was "potato chips" though and not crisps.
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    Because we are british and do things british-ly.
    Deal.
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    Crisps are crispy hense were named crisps, so screw the rest of the world!
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    Thanks :rolleyes: Now I have serious craving for crisps and chips :tongue:
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    I want some chicken and chips!
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    Crisps, ofcourse.
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    Chips for both.
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    I called crisps 'tayto' up until last month ,when someone informed me they dont mean the same .
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    Crisps are crisps and chips are chips.No fries please..
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    In Malaysia chips means the same thing as they do here.
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    (Original post by Bagration)
    In Malaysia chips means the same thing as they do here.
    No they don't. They say fries for chips. And chips for crisps.

    I hate it whenever I'm in a different country and get things mixed up. Like one time when I was in a McDonalds restaurant in Singapore, I unconsciously blurted out chips instead of fries and the person at the counter gave me an odd look like she was about to burst into laughter. Effing embarrassing!
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    (Original post by secret santa)
    No they don't. They say fries for chips. And chips for crisps.

    I hate it whenever I'm in a different country and get things mixed up. Like one time when I was in a McDonalds restaurant in Singapore, I unconsciously blurted out chips instead of fries and the person at the counter gave me an odd look like she was about to burst into laughter. Effing embarrassing!
    You have not seen the "Fish and Chip?" Yeah ofc they say fries, but we say fries here too sometimes, too. Words aren't mutually exclusive. Perhaps this is just west / east divide though.
 
 
 
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