What does chips mean in British slang?
We call French fries just fries, and thicker-cut fries that come from a chip shop are called chips. Then you’ve got thick, triangular chunks which we call potato wedges, which aren’t the same as circular fried slices (otherwise known as chips in other countries) which we call crisps.
Why do British say chips?
Because they’re crispy. We call chips chips because when inventing them, they WERE 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.
What do the Irish call chips?
French fries are referred to as “chips” in Ireland and potato chips are called “crisps” .
What is the American English word for chips?
British vs American Vocabulary
|British English ↕||American English ↕|
|chips||fries, French fries|
|cinema, the||movies, the|
Why do British people say bloody?
Bloody. Don’t worry, it’s not a violent word… it has nothing to do with “blood”.”Bloody” is a common word to give more emphasis to the sentence, mostly used as an exclamation of surprise. Something may be “bloody marvellous” or “bloody awful“. Having said that, British people do sometimes use it when expressing anger…