How about Some Food Differences Between British and US-English :    *    English ............. American   <del>-</del>----    courgette ......... zucchini     mars bar .......... milky way    milky way ......... three musketeers    opal fruits ......... starburst    chips ................ french fries    crisps ............... chips    * Link: http://www.netfunny.com/rhf/jokes/95q4/uk.html   http://static.neatorama.com/images/2012-03/bread-cookie-english-chinese.jpg

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How about Some Food Differences Between British and US-English : * English ............. American ----- courgette ......... zucchini mars bar .......... milky way milky way ......... three musketeers opal fruits ......... starburst chips ................ french fries crisps ............... chips * Link: http://www.netfunny.com/rhf/jokes/95q4/uk.html http://static.neatorama.com/images/2012-03/bread-cookie-english-chinese.jpg

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It's interesting to me that there arent more differences than there are.

Accents that go with those words, delight me:)

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Carla Carla

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Some Food Differences Between British and US-English :

English ............. American
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courgette ......... zucchini
mars bar .......... milky way
milky way ......... three musketeers
opal fruits ......... starburst
chips ................ french fries
crisps ............... chips

Link: http://www.netfunny.com/rhf/jokes/95q4/uk.html

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Marianne Marianne OP

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Courgette and zucchini are two different things here , one is bigger than the other..we have both mars bar and Milky Way , two different things..we have starburst and opal fruits...we use both chips and French fries...but crisps are crisps and chips are chips....

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JD JD

In response to “Courgette and zucchini are two different...

Lol, JD, yes, you are referring to a bigger, riper courgette:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marrow_(vegetable)

and the family basing on "Cucurbita pepo" has many variations:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cucurbita_pepo
https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/courgette

Further, I remember that also in Continental Europe, the "Mars bar" (caramel and nougat) and the "Milky Way" bar were/are two different things, though both from the Mars brand:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mars_(chocolate_bar)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M...chocolate_bar)

We have also "potato chips" (pommes chips) and "fried potatoes" (pommes frites), and, further, "thin-cut French fries", i.e. "matchstick" or straw" potatoes (pommes allumettes or pommes paille), etc., etc.

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Marianne Marianne OP

In response to “Lol, JD, yes, you are referring to a bigger...

We call the large courgette , a marrow...

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JD JD

In response to “We call the large courgette , a marrow...

Lol, yes, I provided the links, but you might like to see pictures of some of these colourful and often weird cultivars:







https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files...g?v=1500533786

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Marianne Marianne OP

I posted something on another site asking people what their favourite iced lollipop was.The Americans had never heard of an ice lolly.I posted a picture and think popsicle was what they are known as across the pond.

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Blewynanifail Blewynanifail

In response to “I posted something on another site asking...

Lol - there are quite a few differences between British and US English.
https://en.oxforddictionaries.c...tion/ice_lolly

And here's some more info:
https://www.fluentu.com/blog/en...itish-english/
(smile)

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Marianne Marianne OP

In response to “I posted something on another site asking...

popsicles in usa but I never heard of iced lollipop .. OR if it is an iced lollipop it would be a candy with frosting on it.

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LorraineTwevlehundredRaineTwelvehundred LorraineTwevlehundredRaineTwelvehundred

In response to “popsicles in usa but I never heard of iced...


Iced lolly examples

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Blewynanifail Blewynanifail

It's interesting to me that there arent more differences than there are.

Accents that go with those words, delight me:)

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Carla Carla

In response to “It's interesting to me that there arent more...

Lol - there are still enough for some awkward misunderstandings ...
(smile)(hehe)

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Marianne Marianne OP

In response to “Lol - there are still enough for some awkward...

I am sure you're right, marianne:)

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Carla Carla

In response to “I am sure you're right, marianne:)

Lol, Carla, I admit that I stepped more than once into the traps of 'false friends' or differences in interpretation, depending on regional dialects, slang, etc. - not to forget that most words have, usually, several meanings ...

Well, we best enjoy these differences with humour, (as expected):
***
The following conversation took place between a visiting American and an Eton schoolmaster.
"Do you allow your boys to smoke?" the American asked.
"I'm afraid not," was the reply.
"Can they drink?"
"Good gracious no."
"What about dates?"
"Oh, that's quite all right," said the master, "as long as they don't eat too many."

Link: http://www.language-translation...h-english.html
***
About 'date' (just for the fun):
http://dictionary.reverso.net/e...20appointment]

http://www.dictionary.com/browse/rendezvous

https://www.collinsdictionary.c...y/english/date

(smile)(hehe)(hehe)

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Marianne Marianne OP

In response to “Lol, Carla, I admit that I stepped more than...

It's no wonder the english language is one of the most difficult to master:)

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Carla Carla

In response to “It's no wonder the english language is one of...

Lol, Carla; especially the spelling and the pronunciation ...
But many languages have their difficulties, and some have very complicated words.
(hehe)(hehe)

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Marianne Marianne OP

In response to “Lol, Carla; especially the spelling and the...

You know better than i.
I only speak one, and a master, i most certainly am not:[

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Carla Carla

In response to “You know better than i. I only speak one, and...

Lol, Carla, don't underestimate yourself.
You are doing fine.

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Marianne Marianne OP

Oh, here's one -
Shiokara – Japan. Photo: takaokun. A dish made of pieces of meat taken from a selection of sea creatures, served in a brown, viscous paste of their own salted and fermented viscera. Oh, I forgot to say, it's all served raw.

How hungry does one need to be to eat that?

There is no equivalent outside of my American garbage can to that!

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Budwick Budwick

In response to “Oh, here's one - Shiokara – Japan...

In this case, you might appreciate this:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vHsezntAvy0

This is a scene in a Japanese restaurant from a hilarious 1976 parody, The Wing or the Thigh
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/T...g_or_the_Thigh

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Marianne Marianne OP

I don't really know what this is. I don't really want to know what this is. I do know that if there is an American equivalent, we had the good sense to name it something else!

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Bozette Bozette

In response to “I don't really know what this is. I don't...

Lol, Bozette - (hmm)(biggrin)(hehe)(hehe), that is quite inspiring; looks like canned "spotted pudding" made by 'Heinz' (but the first name of the founder of the company was not 'Richard') ...

But this might be an explanation for the name:
http://mentalfloss.com/article/...s-10-nicknames

and
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/R...isambiguation)

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Marianne Marianne OP

Lots of differences - fun to learn thewords others use.

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LorraineTwevlehundredRaineTwelvehundred LorraineTwevlehundredRaineTwelvehundred

But what are the American equivalents for these British meals: Bubble and Squeak, Bangers and Mash?

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goblue1968 goblue1968

In response to “But what are the American equivalents for...

Interestingly, there are not always American equivalents for certain British words:
http://www.bbcamerica.com/anglo...u-s-equivalent

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bubble_and_squeak

Bangers are sausages:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bangers_and_mash

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