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greedo626
07-17-2002, 11:21 PM
I've heard that the French call french fries http://edweb.tusd.k12.az.us/sped/images/reallifephotos/French%20Fries.jpg American potatos. the english call them chips, right? is this true?

Darth Knight
07-17-2002, 11:23 PM
american potatoes? that is weird i know that the english call them chips though and i don't know but they don't call a hamburger a ham burger do they

Clem
07-17-2002, 11:28 PM
French people call french fries ... frites (or pomme frites) we call them chips (altho our chips tend to be bigger and chunkier)

we tend to call hamburgers just burgers ..... cos they neva made of ham .... its normally beef ... some honest people call them beefburgers

leXX
07-17-2002, 11:30 PM
no, we call french fries french fries and chunkier cut potatoes chips.

StormHammer
07-17-2002, 11:32 PM
I call it all junk food, and try not to eat it. ;p

But Darth Clem's right. ;)

greedo626
07-17-2002, 11:35 PM
we call our larger frieshttp://www.wbr.com/cibomatto/fries.jpg, home fries or steak fries.

leXX
07-17-2002, 11:37 PM
Originally posted by StormHammer
I call it all junk food, and try not to eat it. ;p

But Darth Clem's right. ;)

No he's not, we don't go into McDonalds and order a big mac and chips, we say big mac and fries! We only call thicker cut potatoes chips.

WolfmanNCSU
07-17-2002, 11:37 PM
Or sometimes potatoe wedges if they are large. Dont forget the Royale with cheese (Pulp Fiction taught us that).

StormHammer
07-17-2002, 11:55 PM
Originally posted by lexx
No he's not, we don't go into McDonalds and order a big mac and chips, we say big mac and fries! We only call thicker cut potatoes chips.

I never go into McDonalds. Or Wimpy's. Or whatever. If I did, I'd still call them chips. They've always been chips to me, but each to their own preference. ;p

Koffin
07-17-2002, 11:59 PM
Hmm but what do you all call an english muffin?

leXX
07-18-2002, 12:04 AM
a French Muffin

Darth Knight
07-18-2002, 12:04 AM
i call small fries yoda fries and big fries vader fries

Camus
07-18-2002, 12:10 AM
Originally posted by Darth Knight
i call small fries yoda fries and big fries vader fries

lol Oh I want to say something really mean but I dont want to crush what ego you might have... :S

Kstar__2
07-18-2002, 12:11 AM
in the netherlands, we call it:

franse frietjes
patat
friet(en)

Divine Spirit
07-18-2002, 12:34 AM
I call them chips....and thanks for the picture -i would never have guessed what you meant otherwise! :D

Any this stuff isnt junk food, it contains things needed by the body. It only becomes bad when it is eaten all the time!

Camus
07-18-2002, 12:45 AM
Originally posted by boba fett c3po
french fries aren't from France they are originaly from Belgium.
(this is not a lie, i'm serious)

Yep that is a fact... :D

greedo626
07-18-2002, 01:23 AM
is "bugger" a bad word in England?

leXX
07-18-2002, 01:27 AM
Originally posted by greedo626
is "bugger" a bad word in England?

Not really, it's kinda the same as saying "bother".

greedo626
07-18-2002, 01:28 AM
Originally posted by lexx


Not really, it's kinda the same as saying "bother".


oh. ok. I thought it ment f*cker:D

Clem
07-18-2002, 04:29 AM
Originally posted by lexx


No he's not, we don't go into McDonalds and order a big mac and chips, we say big mac and fries! We only call thicker cut potatoes chips.

i am right ... i call them chips and the servers know what i mean

we call them Fries at Macd's cos its an american chain and they use the american names!!

Divine Spirit
07-18-2002, 05:12 AM
Originally posted by lexx


Not really, it's kinda the same as saying "bother".

hehe

Bugger is actually the verb for anal sex. If you are buggered it means that someone has had anal sex with you...and you are on the recieving end.

Clem
07-18-2002, 05:20 AM
i thought it meant shagged in general

and words change

bugger means bother more than nething else

Murdoch
07-18-2002, 05:32 AM
This thread makes me hungry!

Divine Spirit
07-18-2002, 05:46 AM
Dictionary.com says as follows:

bug·ger1 Pronunciation Key (bgr, bg-)
n.

Vulgar Slang. A sodomite.
Slang. A contemptible or disreputable person.
Slang. A fellow; a chap: “He's a silly little bugger, then” (John le Carré).

v. Vulgar Slang bug·gered, bug·ger·ing, bug·gers
v. intr.

To practice sodomy.

v. tr.

To practice sodomy with.
To damn.

SharaFett
07-18-2002, 10:47 AM
wtf is this are different countries trying to place the "blame" of making french fries on the nationalities they hate?