Results 1 to 5 of 5
  1. #1
    britdam007 is offline Junior Member
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Interested in Language
      • Native Language:
      • Bengali; Bangla
      • Home Country:
      • India
      • Current Location:
      • India
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Posts
    59
    Post Thanks / Like

    chooke on a potato chip?

    A lot of different elements go into the perfect party. Not all of them are things you can control. If two of your guests get in a fight, or someone happens to choke on a potato chip, no amount of careful planning will help. Still, there are a lot of things you can control when you decide to throw a party.


    what does the expression mean to choke on a potato chip?

  2. #2
    5jj's Avatar
    5jj is offline VIP Member
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Retired English Teacher
      • Native Language:
      • British English
      • Home Country:
      • England
      • Current Location:
      • Czech Republic
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Posts
    28,167
    Post Thanks / Like

  3. #3
    Barb_D's Avatar
    Barb_D is online now Moderator
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Other
      • Native Language:
      • American English
      • Home Country:
      • United States
      • Current Location:
      • United States
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Posts
    17,399
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: chooke on a potato chip?

    When you get food caught in your throat and can't breathe, you are choking. You can choke on anything, either unexpected or simply not properly chewed.

    Note: choke has one O.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

  4. #4
    BobK's Avatar
    BobK is offline Harmless drudge
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • English Teacher
      • Native Language:
      • English
      • Home Country:
      • UK
      • Current Location:
      • UK
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Posts
    15,671
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: chooke on a potato chip?

    And note that in the UK 'potato chips' wouldn't be served at most parties - though potato crisps are. That said, one could choke on a (Br Eng) potato chip, which in Am Eng would be a '[French] fry'.

    b

  5. #5
    BobK's Avatar
    BobK is offline Harmless drudge
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • English Teacher
      • Native Language:
      • English
      • Home Country:
      • UK
      • Current Location:
      • UK
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Posts
    15,671
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: chooke on a potato chip?

    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    When you get food caught in your throat and can't breathe, you are choking. You can choke on anything, either unexpected or simply not properly chewed....

    Note: choke has one O.
    There is at least one word that has OO representing the sound /əʊ/, ('brooch'), but I haven't done OO yet.

    b

    PS That last bit was a reference to the attachment to http://www.usingenglish.com/forum/as...tml#post855237

Similar Threads

  1. Has your dog got a chip in its shoulder?
    By Daruma in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 07-Sep-2009, 15:00
  2. knock this chip off your shoulder
    By ionutzavram in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 02-Mar-2008, 13:58
  3. chip away
    By Romel Panzer in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 18-Jul-2007, 18:27
  4. ground potato
    By Itasan in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 17-Oct-2005, 14:29

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •