The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #162676   Message #3876555
Posted By: DMcG
11-Sep-17 - 01:31 PM
Thread Name: BS: All welcome on this thread
Subject: RE: BS: All welcome on this thread
My wife is away babysitting so I thought I might investigate an upmarket burger and cocktail place that has opened about a half a mile away. I look at the menu and the first two sides are 'fries' and 'gourmet chips'. What are you trying to do to me? I have no idea if 'gourmet chips' is to be read as American or English. If they are both the same basic thing, call them both fries or both chips. Otherwise I assume you are making a distinction and 'gourmet chips' are actually what UKers would call 'gourmet crisps'.

No, it turns out they are both fries/chips. The change in terminology is purely to irritate customers like me ...