Food Snobbery

Melissa Proffitt Melissa at Proffitt.com
Thu Mar 23 11:55:40 EST 2000


On Thu, 23 Mar 2000 21:54:24 +1100, Sally Odgers wrote:

>> I'm still not totally clear on this one.  If you went into a store in
>> Australia, would you ask for chips, cold chips or crisps?   (Just in case
>> any North Americans are still unclear on this one, crisps here are potato
>> chips there.)  (Here being Ireland & the UK, BTW.)
>
>Well, you wouldn't go into a store. You'd go into a shop or a milk-bar or a
>cafe or a school canteen.

Oh, that reminds me, what exactly does a milk-bar serve?  I remember the
first time I read the word, I thought it was some kind of candy bar
(obviously I was corrected immediately by context, but I'm still not sure
what it is).

Melissa Proffitt
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