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posted on Jul, 10 2019 @ 09:14 AM
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Hi boys and girls and everyone else.

So I'm making breakfast and decided to have a couple eggs and an English muffin.

Don't know why but I thought to myself, 'I wonder if they call it an English muffin in England?'

Is it just a muffin or something else? We call American cheese "American cheese" some will argue it's not even cheese but whatever.

As I said in the title just a curiosity nothing more nothing less.

Have a good day!!! 😊




posted on Jul, 10 2019 @ 09:23 AM
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a reply to: 4891morfih

Yep, I don't know what to call em.......why do they hit the spot so well, just crunched one......an egg a muffin from Mickey d's

Oh hey that's what they call when they're in the drive through......a number 1........hehe
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posted on Jul, 10 2019 @ 09:23 AM
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a reply to: 4891morfih

There is no telling what they call it! I learned from the British Baking Show that they call cookies "biscuits" and they call cake "sponge." LoL I do love these types of cultural differences-- makes life interesting and fun!



posted on Jul, 10 2019 @ 09:26 AM
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a reply to: 4891morfih

As you correctly surmised, in England they are just called muffins. And to the poster above me, a sponge is also called sponge cake because it is light and spongy.



posted on Jul, 10 2019 @ 09:35 AM
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a reply to: new_here

I knew about the cookie thing I didn't know about the cake.

I also heard potato chips are crisps but French fries are chips.

😊



posted on Jul, 10 2019 @ 09:37 AM
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a reply to: LightSpeedDriver

Cool.

Thanks now I know, learned something new today!

Edit: Actually I learned two things. I better slow down!!! Lol
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posted on Jul, 10 2019 @ 09:53 AM
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We call American cheese "American cheese" some will argue it's not even cheese but whatever.

And that's what makes it American 🧀 😉
Is this the kind of thread where we talk about some people call it Pop, others call it cola or soda?? I always enjoyed the word pop, but I always seem to say soda, unless I want to remember super troopers. Then I will ask for a liter of cola at a place where drinks are not even measured that way.



posted on Jul, 10 2019 @ 10:16 AM
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Ah yes, lifes little curiosities.

Do french people french kiss?

Why do we drive on parkways but park on driveways?

Why do women buy a pair of panties but only one bra?

British smoke a fag...as in cigarette
In America smoking a fag is beating a gay convincingly in a race..

Fun stuff



posted on Jul, 10 2019 @ 10:18 AM
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a reply to: worldstarcountry

I was born in Wisconsin and I remember everyone calling it pop, my mom still calls it pop.

Moved to Phoenix and down here everyone calls it soda, so maybe it's like a regional thing?
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posted on Jul, 10 2019 @ 10:35 AM
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a reply to: 4891morfih

When I delivered furniture, and we'd deliver Boston Lounges to people, I used to wonder if in Boston, they had Perth Lounges...

*scratches head*



posted on Jul, 10 2019 @ 10:36 AM
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originally posted by: new_here
a reply to: 4891morfih

There is no telling what they call it! I learned from the British Baking Show that they call cookies "biscuits" and they call cake "sponge." LoL I do love these types of cultural differences-- makes life interesting and fun!


In Australia we call them bisuits also.. so you can imagine my disgust when I heard you guys love biscuits and gravy.. And not milk.



But surely you have sponge cake.. it's a type of cake...



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posted on Jul, 10 2019 @ 10:58 AM
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originally posted by: gallop


But surely you have sponge cake.. it's a type of cake...




yes, and we put gravy on that too. Gravy goes on everything.



posted on Jul, 10 2019 @ 11:05 AM
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a reply to: 4891morfih
There are two issues here.
One is that items are not called after their place of origin IN their place of origin. Cornish housewives did not send their husbands down the mine with Cornish pasties; they just gave them pasties. I have seen television chefs get pedantic about the fact that spaghetti bolognaise is not called "bolognaise" in Bologna itself, but then it wouldn't be. A man who comes from Texas might be called "Texas Joe" in every state of the union, but not when he goes home to Texas.

The other issue is the possibility that the muffins sold in England and the "English muffins" sold in America may be two completely different bakery items. I've seen that observation in a magazine, but I don't know the "English muffin" at first hand.
So let's test; if I go to the Co-op just up the road and buy a pack of "muffins", they will be thick round portions of something close to bread, which can be toasted and cut in half, or cut in half and toasted, and spread with butter. That seems to be what Algernon is talking about in "The importance of being Earnest", when he complains "I can't eat muffins in an agitated manner- I would spill butter on my cuffs".
Is that what you understand by an "English muffin", or would that be something different?





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posted on Jul, 10 2019 @ 11:09 AM
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When I get dehydrated, the er gives an iv gravy drip....just saying



posted on Jul, 10 2019 @ 11:14 AM
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a reply to: theatreboy

Lol...and why is it a hot water heater...shouldn't need to heat hot water



posted on Jul, 10 2019 @ 11:19 AM
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Sponges usually have a much lighter texture.
So both cake and sponge stand.
Around here we call read rolls baps or cobs.
On a trip up north I stopped at a Motorway Cafe and asked for a breakfast roll and got offered a barm cake. Differences happen locally as well


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posted on Jul, 10 2019 @ 11:19 AM
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originally posted by: network dude

originally posted by: gallop


But surely you have sponge cake.. it's a type of cake...




yes, and we put gravy on that too. Gravy goes on everything.


Deep fried gravy with gravy, is to die for.. well, literally.

heh, my old man used to love the drippings from a roast, just dipping bread into it. Basically bread into melted fat..

some traits were not passed on to me.



posted on Jul, 10 2019 @ 11:19 AM
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originally posted by: gallop

originally posted by: new_here
a reply to: 4891morfih

There is no telling what they call it! I learned from the British Baking Show that they call cookies "biscuits" and they call cake "sponge." LoL I do love these types of cultural differences-- makes life interesting and fun!


In Australia we call them bisuits also.. so you can imagine my disgust when I heard you guys love biscuits and gravy.. And not milk.



But surely you have sponge cake.. it's a type of cake...


Well sir, you might consider the Trump Approved version...



posted on Jul, 10 2019 @ 11:19 AM
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posted on Jul, 10 2019 @ 11:20 AM
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originally posted by: theatreboy
When I get dehydrated, the er gives an iv gravy drip....just saying


So then, you're a cannibals self saucing dream dinner then!!

lol



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