Word Confusion

It is well known that American English differs from the real version of the language; a result of an ocean separating the two countries. This can cause confusion when a word means two different things. In the UK chips are called French Fries or just fries. Here in the US the word chips is used to describe potato crisps.

Where it gets really confusing is that Fish and Chips on an American menu means just what a Brit would expect; battered fish with fried potato. It does not mean that you get crisps as a side. See how much simpler things would be if Americans were to use the correct word all of the time.

Published in: on 27 January, 2013 at 11:15  Leave a Comment  

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