Re: CHAT: "have a nice day"
|From:||John Cowan <jcowan@...>|
|Date:||Monday, March 6, 2000, 15:09|
> I trust you know that chips are what you get at Fish 'n' Chip Shops and are
> sometimes called by poor benighted schismatics "fries". Personally, I like
> my chips with brown sauce.
> Crisps are what come in packets with labels like "Ready Salted" or "Salt and
ga'i (Lojban hauteur attitudinal)
Yes, I am aware of this foolish whim of British nomenclature. (Irish, Ozite,
Ennzedd, they're all Brits to me.)
I reiterate that chips, or French fries, or pommes frites, or whatever you
like to call them, are to be eaten with salt. Only. All other sophistications
are repugnant to the nature of the potato.
As for "brown sauce", it seems to be still true that the English have 365
religions and only one sauce. You may perhaps find two or three, but this
does not refute my general assertion.
My favorite line from _Lolita_, one of Humbert Humbert's reflections on
American fast-food cuisine:
They call those fries "French", _mon Dieu_!
(Humor *not* marked.)
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