Fries or Chips

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Fries or Chips?

  1. Fries, you jerk mucus call them fries

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  2. Chips, damn fool get it right

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  1. mucus
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  2. Curley5959

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    Fries are really thinly cut potatoes.. [​IMG]

    Chips are thick cut like in the photo.. [​IMG]

    Well thats my opinion..
     
  3. Joe88

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    obviously those are freedom fries
    jk....
     
  4. Captin

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    Once again the Americans take something and rename it. The original name for the thin skinny little ones is "Pomme Frites" which actually means "French Potatoes" and not French Fries.

    The British like something that is chunkier and more manly. The name actually suggests what the product is, chips of potato.

    From Wikipedia
     
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    Chips

    Also, can you do this with french fries?

     
  6. Sir-Fritz

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    Chips, cause im aussie [​IMG]
     
  7. Edgedancer

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    They are chips. I call the thin ones chips or occassionally crisps and fries are thin strands of potato.
     
  8. fridgos

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    Fish and CHIPS.
    I go to McDonalds and I get some FRIES.

    Thats how I would say it.
     
  9. Talaria

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    ^^^ What he/she/it said

    Sums up perfectly the definition of Chips/fries

    Fries - Thin strandy looking potato chips

    Chips - Thicker than Fries
     
  10. Joey Ravn

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    Pomme (de terre) = Potato
    Frites = Fried

    Where on Earth do you actually get "French potatoes" from "Pomme frites"?

    I call the long, bulky pieces of fried potato that are served in McDonald's frieds, while the roundish, thin potatoes that come in bags, like Lays or Pringles, are chips. Or crisps if I'm in an UK-English context [​IMG]
     
  11. tj_cool

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    They should have named em Belgian fries
    Only the french got away with them... [​IMG]
    Ah well, fires it is
     
  12. Sstew

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    Those are fries.
    Chips doesn't apply to that picture.

    If I go to McDonalds I don't say "I want a Big Mac and some chips". Their response would be we don't have any chips here. It's fries. At least that what more than 90% of the US calls them.
     
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    Fries sounds more correct to me.
    And that pic just made me hungry! (lol)
     
  14. Law

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    Chips and fries are different things. As others have said, chips are much thicker than fries.

    Right, but not because that's what 90% of the US calls fried bits of potato, but because McDonalds only sell thin fries.

    But seriously, who gives a shit? Dumb Americunt vs Eurotrash thread.
     
  15. Hop2089

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    I prefer cinnamon pita chips or Sun Chips which are more healthier than fries.

    on topic

    Those are fries because chips are thin.
     
  16. Pimpmynintendo

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    1. I find it hilarious you the way you are saying "Americans take something and rename it" the transition from French Fried Potatoes to French Fries is so mininscule compared to "chips"
    2. It doesn't matter if what you call chips are bigger than the average French Fry, it doesn't change the fact that it still is a French Fry. If anything "chips" would be considered as a type of french fry like curly fries would be.
     
  17. Rayder

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    Depends on where you live. I live in the USA, so I call them fries. The thick ones are called potato wedges.

    Chips come in a bag and are generally made by somebody like Lay's or DanDee.
     
  18. mewcuss

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    IMO:
    Chips - Short to long cuboid shaped pieces of potato fried until the inside flesh is soft and the outside is golden brown. A thicker cut would become a steak chip.
    Fries - Long, thin (like flag poles) pieces of potato (or paper mache) fried until the inners evaporate and the outside of the fry is hard and crunchy.

    In the US this is a fry up: [​IMG]



    In the UK this is a fry up:[​IMG]
     
  19. 67birdman

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    fries, bitch!
     
  20. anaxs

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    fries and chips are basically the same thin but i like fries better

    its jus that chips have more variety and flavours