What are Potato chips called in England?

What are potato chips called in London?

In the United Kingdom and Ireland, “crisps” are potato chips which are eaten at room temperature, whilst “chips” are similar to french fries (as in “fish and chips”) and are served hot.

What do British call Fish and chips?

Fish and chips

A standard serving of fish and chips with a slice of lemon and garnish of parsley, served in Blackpool, England.
Alternative names Fish supper / Fish ‘n’ Chips
Place of origin England / United Kingdom
Serving temperature Hot
Main ingredients Battered and fried fish with deep-fried chips

What is the American English word for chips?

British vs American Vocabulary

British English ↕ American English ↕
chips fries, French fries
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Why do British call them chips?

To make that make sense, the potato chip (american parlance) was invented because someone was complaining that the chips that a chip-vendor was selling (UK parlance) were too thick. So he sliced them extra thin to spite him, but he ended up making crisps (UK Parlance) and we kept the name of Chips (American parlance).

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