Slowest eating of crisps ever...

Spanky Deluxe

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About an hour ago I went downstairs and filled up a bowel with one pack of skips and two packs of french fries (crisps for you American folk, well if you don't have them over there). Its proving to be quite a struggle to eat them because I'm in bed and my girlfriend is sleeping and I can't crunch too loudly. I'm having to suck literally each and every one!

I know this will be of no interest to any of you but I felt the strange need to share my crisp eating experience!!


Spanky
 

kretzy

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Spanky Deluxe said:
About an hour ago I went downstairs and filled up a bowel with one pack of skips and two packs of french fries (crisps for you American folk, well if you don't have them over there). Its proving to be quite a struggle to eat them because I'm in bed and my girlfriend is sleeping and I can't crunch too loudly. I'm having to suck literally each and every one!

I know this will be of no interest to any of you but I felt the strange need to share my crisp eating experience!!


Spanky
Sorry, I know it's just a typo, but when I read this I LMAO!!!! :D

As for the rest of your chip (we call them chips here) eating endeavour, good luck!
 

floriflee

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Hey people house their snacks in different apparatuses. At least by storing them in his bowel's he saves himself the need to go through all that work digesting them....
 

bousozoku

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Hmm...what we call french fries in the U.S.A. are chips in the U.K. What we call chips here are crisps in the U.K. So, you're calling french fries chips. Now, I'm confused. :confused:
 

floriflee

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bousozoku said:
Hmm...what we call french fries in the U.S.A. are chips in the U.K. What we call chips here are crisps in the U.K. So, you're calling french fries chips. Now, I'm confused. :confused:
It must the be Aussies' way of rebelling against the British rule or something.... :)
 

kretzy

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bousozoku said:
Hmm...what we call french fries in the U.S.A. are chips in the U.K. What we call chips here are crisps in the U.K. So, you're calling french fries chips. Now, I'm confused. :confused:
Chip naming guide:

UK: hot chips = chips, cold chips = french fries, skips
US: hot chips = french fries, cold chips = crisps
Aus: hot chips = chips, fries, french fries, cold chips = chips
NZ: chups :p

(I think this is correct)

Let's just all eat Pringles to save confusion.
 

thedude110

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Wake her up and she will destroy you and your crisps. Matter of fact she will turn you into crisp


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Yup. That about sums it up. Except it would be preceded by the dreaded "Are you getting crumbs in the bed?" Good for you, though, for sucking the crisps. Better to have a miserable eating experience and still get full than to have an angry woman and still be hungry.

Crisps in the bowels. Life on MR is OK. :D
 

kretzy

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floriflee said:
It must the be Aussies' way of rebelling against the British rule or something.... :)
Got it in one!

Actually I think we just like to be confusing, even amongst ourselves. For example, in each state of Australia, spring onions as in these :

are know as spring onions, green onions, shallots or scallions. :D
 

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Chip naming guide:

UK: hot chips = chips, cold chips = french fries, skips
US: hot chips = french fries, cold chips = crisps
Aus: hot chips = chips, fries, french fries, cold chips = chips
NZ: chups :p

(I think this is correct)

Let's just all eat Pringles to save confusion.
I don't get that chart:confused:

I'm with you on just eating Pringles.
 

kretzy

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Aarow said:
I don't get that chart:confused:

I'm with you on just eating Pringles.
Well, in the UK, hot chips are called "chips", in the US hot chips are called "french fries" etc

And don't let the NZ one confuse you, that's a cheap stab at their accents. ;)
 

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We don't call "cold chips" "crisps" in the US. Most commonly, "crisp" refers to a fruit dessert like apple crisp. Some companies have come out with chips called "crisps" in an attempt to portray them as healthier than "chips." Crisps are generally baked instead of fried, but the term "crisps" is almost never used in the vernacular when referring to snack foods of any sort in the US.
 

Chundles

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Here in Australia:

French Fries = skinny potato strips deep fried. You can only get fries at fast food places.

Chips =

1. Thick strips of potato deep fried, much better than french fries. Served at fish and chip/charcoal chicken places.

2. Thin slices of potato deep fried and served in foil bags under the name "Smiths" or "Lays"

Oddly, Aussies never, ever get the two types of "chips" confused, when somebody says "do you want chips" we always know whether they mean chips or chips.

Wedges: Thick wedges of potato, often coated in spices, deep fried and served with sour cream and sweet chili sauce.

Chups:

Chips in New Zealand, often found served with "fush."
 

kretzy

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Thanks for clearing that up, I think I was getting a little confused myself.

Chundles said:
Oddly, Aussies never, ever get the two types of "chips" confused, when somebody says "do you want chips" we always know whether they mean chips or chips.
I totally agree, I think it's just the vibe...

WildCowboy said:
We don't call "cold chips" "crisps" in the US. Most commonly, "crisp" refers to a fruit dessert like apple crisp. Some companies have come out with chips called "crisps" in an attempt to portray them as healthier than "chips." Crisps are generally baked instead of fried, but the term "crisps" is almost never used in the vernacular when referring to snack foods of any sort in the US.
I wasn't aware of this. It just seems that in all the American movies etc, they are referred to as "crisps". So you just call them chips as well then?
 

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max_altitude said:
Chip naming guide:

UK: hot chips = chips, cold chips = french fries, skips
US: hot chips = french fries, cold chips = crisps
Aus: hot chips = chips, fries, french fries, cold chips = chips
NZ: chups :p

(I think this is correct)

Let's just all eat Pringles to save confusion.
I've never heard anyone in the U.S.A. use the word crisps concerning potato snacks. Who knows? That's why I'm confused. People here say Potato Chips.

Besides, in Australia, I thought they were cheeps that are served with feesh.
 

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max_altitude said:
I wasn't aware of this. It just seems that in all the American movies etc, they are referred to as "crisps". So you just call them chips as well then?
I've never heard them referred to as "crisps" in an American movie. Then again, chips (or whatever they're called in your country of choice) aren't often mentioned in movies.

Always "chips" or "potato chips"...some examples below.
 

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I *think* spanky deluxe would be referring to the cold foil-bagged French Fries (marketed by Walkers - which I believe is a subsidiary of Lays). The Skips had me stumped for a while. They are flavoured corn chips. See pics.

Chundles is quite correct about the chups. Usually served with fush, in quantities of sux (if you are in a crowd). Not to be confused with Chuppies (NZ), which are the same as Crisps (UK) and Chips [2] (Aussie) but not Chips [1] (Aussie).

Anyway. Pictures of French Fries and Skips packets ...
 

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Of course the problem with - sucking - this stuff is that all the salt gets dissolved in your mouth, so that after THREE packets spanky will no doubt be feeling a bit thirsty. Which means he would have had to risk disturbing his girlfriend while he went to get something to stop his mouth being as dry as a dead dingo's.
 

bousozoku

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kiwi-in-uk said:
I *think* spanky deluxe would be referring to the cold foil-bagged French Fries (marketed by Walkers - which I believe is a subsidiary of Lays). The Skips had me stumped for a while. They are flavoured corn chips. See pics.

Chundles is quite correct about the chups. Usually served with fush, in quantities of sux (if you are in a crowd). Not to be confused with Chuppies (NZ), which are the same as Crisps (UK) and Chips [2] (Aussie) but not Chips [1] (Aussie).

Anyway. Pictures of French Fries and Skips packets ...
Thanks.

The French Fries are more like our Potato Sticks, as you'll see here
 

Abstract

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"French Fries" are sold in foil bags as well, much like potato chips/crisps are. You can get them in a pack in some places. That's probably what the original poster is referring to. ;)

Okay, as the Canadian who has lived in the UK and Australia, and has been to NZ, I'll translate. :p


CANADA (and US):

Chips = potato chips. Think "Pringles" but generally more oily. They're usually flat and round-ish.
French Fries = thin strips of potato that are deep fried.


UK:

Chips = Thick strips of potato....deep fried.
French Fries = Very much like "chips," but much thinner/skinnier, sorta like the stuff you get at McDonalds.
Crisps = In the US, they're "potato chips" --- thin, flat, crispy.


Australia:

Chips = Thick strips of potato.....usually deep fried.
Chips = In the US, they'd be called "potato chips." In the UK, they'd be called "crisps."
French Fries = Thin strips of potato, the same stuff you get at places like McDonalds.


New Zealand:

Fush = "Fish"
Chups = "Chips", or thick strips of potato, deep fried.
 

RedTomato

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max_altitude said:
Actually I think we just like to be confusing, even amongst ourselves. For example, in each state of Australia, spring onions as in these :


are know as spring onions, green onions, shallots or scallions. :D
Er these are names for different types of onions. It's mainly foodie type people who know the differences.

xoxo RedTomato
 

r1ch4rd

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Why don't you just eat the crisps in a different room? Or put earmuffs over your girlfriends head?

You're only going to get crumbs in your bed anyway.