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mcdonalds is trying to corrupt us by calling them fries in this country anyway
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that would be massive!
Not if it was a small potato. Aaaah think about it :p:
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But who the heck cares what way they're cut or pronounced? a potato is a potato right?
A potato is a potato, but it's the preparation and cooking that causes all the problems
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ok, let me get this straight....

British:

Wedge-a wedge shaped peice of potato
Chip-equivilant of an American Fry?
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mcdonalds is trying to corrupt us by calling them fries in this country anyway
I was told by the McDonalds manager in Barrow near Clitheroe that McDonalds are not allowed to call them chips becasue they are not made out of potato but potato substitute. Probably heresay but there we have it.
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Ok:

1 = CHIPS
2 = FRIES
3 = WEDGES
4 = CRISPS

(in british english )

and now i'm hungry
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(Original post by Joey_Johns)
I was told by the McDonalds manager in Barrow near Clitheroe that McDonalds are not allowed to call them chips becasue they are not made out of potato but potato substitute. Probably heresay but there we have it.
Ewww!!! really??? I don't think ill eat anymore mcdonalds. Not that I did anyways. Just when im on a long road trip.
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[QUOTE=Gimp]Ok:

1 = CHIPS
2 = FRIES
3 = WEDGES
4 = CRISPS

(in british english )

and now i'm hungry [/QUOTE

Thank You.....
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(Original post by Joey_Johns)
I was told by the McDonalds manager in Barrow near Clitheroe that McDonalds are not allowed to call them chips becasue they are not made out of potato but potato substitute. Probably heresay but there we have it.
actually I think I've heard that before too
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"Tap" / "Faucet" is something I can never understand myself.

i think theres a company called 'Faucet'
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i think theres a company called 'Faucet'
I don't know bout you people, but I usually call it a sink. Like "Go get water out of the sink?"
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there are other examples of more practical american names
eg.

skip - dump truck
pavement - sidewalk
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i think theres a company called 'Faucet'
like brits with hoover (the brand), americans call them vacuum cleaners (the noun), i think?
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there are other examples of more practical american names
eg.

skip - dump truck
pavement - sidewalk
dump truck sounds like something a 4 year old would say
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dump truck sounds like something a 4 year old would say
Yes, but it does make more sense doesn't it?
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(Original post by Gimp)
like brits with hoover (the brand), americans call them vacuum cleaners (the noun), i think?
Yeah, that's right.
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Yes, but it does make more sense doesn't it?
no you're just being silly again.
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no you're just being silly again.
Oh, im sorry im so silly... :p:
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like brits with hoover (the brand), americans call them vacuum cleaners (the noun), i think?
didn't we call it hoover before we knew of the hoover brand?
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there are other examples of more practical american names
eg.

skip - dump truck
pavement - sidewalk
we have skips and dump trucks, they are different things!
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