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    forkful of biscuits

    Hi

    A man was eating in a diner. He said something as he pushed a forkful of biscuits and gravy in his mouth.

    Does "biscuit" here mean something like a "cookie". But he would eat it with gravy?

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    Re: forkful of biscuits

    In America cookies are cookies and biscuits are biscuits.

    Biscuit - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    An American biscuit is similar to a scone and is commonly eaten with breakfast, laden with gravy or as a sandwich with eggs and meat and cheese.

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    Re: forkful of biscuits

    As an Englishman holidaying in the USA, I soon discovered that 'biscuits and gravy' are unsweetened scones in white sauce.

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    Re: forkful of biscuits

    Aww geez. If you have gravy that reminded you of white sauce, then it was pretty poor gravy.

    An unsweetened scone is as good way to describe biscuits as any, I guess.
    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.

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    Re: forkful of biscuits

    Agreeing with Barb....proper sausage gravy may be vaguely "whitish" in appearance, but it should have nice large chunks of delicious pork sausage (and I mean authentic, spicy pork sausage, not those British "bangers") in it. Having married a Southerner, I've learned to appreciate the hearty, soothing, deliciousness of biscuits and gravy.

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