Quiz: Do You Know The Proper Names For These British Food Items?

Britain may not be exactly famous for its food, but it is for its food names.
July 18, 2018
Quiz: Do You Know The Proper Names For These British Food Items?

There are a lot of differences between British and American English. We could talk about how the two diverged, and the fight over spelling between the two, but actually we’ve already done that. Instead, it’s time to focus on the most important aspect of the British-American linguistic divide: food.

You probably already know that the British call chips “crisps,” but there is a whole buffet of U.K. foods with names that aren’t so familiar. Here’s a quiz to help you get quickly acquainted with the most important terms.

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Thomas Moore Devlin
Thomas grew up in suburban Massachusetts, and moved to New York City for college. He studied English literature and linguistics at New York University, but spent most of his time in college working for the student paper. Because of this, he has really hard opinions about AP Style. In his spare time, he enjoys reading and getting angry about things on Twitter. He's spent a lot of time trying to learn Spanish, and has learned a little German.
Thomas grew up in suburban Massachusetts, and moved to New York City for college. He studied English literature and linguistics at New York University, but spent most of his time in college working for the student paper. Because of this, he has really hard opinions about AP Style. In his spare time, he enjoys reading and getting angry about things on Twitter. He's spent a lot of time trying to learn Spanish, and has learned a little German.

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