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Foodies Chips or Crisps?

Discussion in 'Open Chat' started by Kevin, Jan 7, 2009.

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  1. Chips

    11 vote(s)
    64.7%
  2. Crisps

    5 vote(s)
    29.4%
  3. {Different name}

    1 vote(s)
    5.9%
  1. Kevin

    Kevin Code Monkey Staff Abductee

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    I have always been fascinated by regional foods (which, on a tangent, might explain my waistline) and one of the things that I try to follow is the names that go along with them.

    In the USA we have "potato chips" while our UK friends enjoy their "potato crisps" as a snack. At Christmas time I enjoy some homemade cookies while in the UK I would be eating a biscuit... and, of course, in the US a biscuit is usually of the roll-type variety and is best served with some southern gravy.

    So, in your part of the world... do you have chips, crisps, or something else? :)
     
  2. astonwest

    astonwest Writing Fool Writer

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    Potato chips, unless we're having Pringles, which are crisps. :)
     
  3. Kevin

    Kevin Code Monkey Staff Abductee

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    Pringles don't count since they are the Chicken McNuggets of the chip world. :p
     
  4. painkiller64

    painkiller64 Avoid A Void

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    my belly tells me chips.
     
  5. Robby

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    I have also come to realize that this poll may be slightly flawed since our UK friends enjoy both potato "crisps" (what we in the States call "potato chips") *and* they enjoy potato "chips" (what we call "french fries").

    For the sake of clarity, this poll deals with the thinly sliced variety fried in hot oils (eg: "potato chips" or "crisps"). :p
     
  6. Brimstone

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    mmm... potato chips! :p :D

    Anyway, the poll has the third option. What other names does "potato chips" have?
     
  7. Starbeast from Planet X

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    Yes, definately. Barbecue, sour cream & onion, cheese, spicey etc.
     
  8. Original90s

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    Chips I like, crisps are healthy chips
     
  9. ProClerk

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    For me, Chips not crips! I freaking love to eat chips!
     
  10. Captain

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    Well I prefer chips to crisps but since I'm English I'm about fat versions of what the Americans here would call fries (whether French or freedom). They're gorgeous served with a lovely bit of battered haddock. Since we're talking about what to call crisps I'll call them...well...crisps! :D
     
  11. Martian

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    Here on Mars we call them chips.
     
  12. Kevin

    Kevin Code Monkey Staff Abductee

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    With the number of UK members among us I was expecting the poll to take a turn and have the "Crisps" option take the top slot.
     
  13. Kim

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    In Australia they're known as Chips.. but so are the hot ones that USAers call Fries ... but sometimes they have the HOT added and are hot chips :p Just to be clear.

    My son eats chips like they are going to be banned tomorrow! I avoid them like the plague as they are very moreish and not very healthy!
     
  14. astonwest

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    I wonder if they thought it referred to what we Americans consider fries...a la 'Fish and Chips'...?
     
  15. Kevin

    Kevin Code Monkey Staff Abductee

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    Yeah, I may have to redo the poll as I thought about it too late. :X3:

    @Kim threw a wrench in the works with the Aussies calling "French Fries" (US) & "Chips" (UK) as "Hot Chips". That one I had not come across before.
     
  16. astonwest

    astonwest Writing Fool Writer

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    Me neither...
     
  17. screenersam

    screenersam This is news, Vincenzo, NEWS!

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    'taters
     
  18. Kevin

    Kevin Code Monkey Staff Abductee

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    {Must... resist... "Sling Blade"... reference. ... Must... resist...}
     
  19. AmyRose

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    Since I am on this side of the pond I eat chips but crisps make them sound so much more fun, don't ya think?
     
  20. Jethro

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    Fixed for ya :D
     

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