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    #1

    patties or burgers

    "I'll have beef patties with fries."

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    "I'll have beefburgers with fries."

    Would there be a difference?

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    Re: patties or burgers

    Quote Originally Posted by ostap77 View Post
    "I'll have beef patties with fries."

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    "I'll have beefburgers with fries."

    Would there be a difference?
    Are you talking about an order in a fast food restaurant? If so, in BrE at least, we would say neither. We would say "I'll have a hamburger/cheeseburger/chickenburger and fries please".

    "Patties" is not really used in BrE, though I think it's very common in AmE. They're called "burgers" in BrE.

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    #3

    Re: patties or burgers

    Doesn't patty refer to the uncooked item?
    Last edited by Tdol; 09-Dec-2011 at 09:57.

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    Re: patties or burgers

    [QUOTE=ostap77;830757]beef patties


    beefburgers



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    (1) I may be wrong (of course!), but I think that most Americans use those two words

    this way:

    Mother: I am serving hamburgers tonight.

    Father: Wow!

    Son: Oh, boy!

    Daughter: Mother, darling, I am on another diet. So I'll just have one

    pattie, please.

    ***

    Hamburger = the meat and the bun (bread).

    Pattie = the meat only.

    EDIT: I have been reminded that the correct spelling is PATTY. Very sorry.
    Last edited by TheParser; 09-Dec-2011 at 11:45.

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    Re: patties or burgers

    Quote Originally Posted by TheParser View Post
    Hamburger = the meat and the bun (bread).

    Patty = the meat only.
    Thanks for clearing that up.
    Last edited by Tdol; 09-Dec-2011 at 09:57. Reason: Spelling

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    Re: patties or burgers

    "Burger" could refer to just the patty as well. As in "I'm throwing some dogs and burgers on the grill."

    I would never order a "patty."

    A Big Mac has "two all-beef patties, special sauce, lettuce, cheese, pickles, onions on a sesame seed bun."

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    Re: patties or burgers

    If patty and burger appear as separate options on the menu, ask the server what the difference is.

    Rover

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    #8

    Re: patties or burgers

    Quote Originally Posted by ostap77 View Post
    "I'll have beef patties with fries."

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    "I'll have beefburgers with fries."

    Would there be a difference?
    As far as I know a patty is a Jamaican food item, it consists of meat (often beef), fish or vegetables in pastry. So to me a beef patty with fries is completely different to a beefburger with fries. Not that I would eat either, being a vegetarian.

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    #9

    Re: patties or burgers

    In Five Guys (an American burger franchise), the order clerks shout to the cooks 'One patty'/'two patties' etc depending on whether the customer has ordered a single or double burger.

    Rover

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    Re: patties or burgers

    Five Guys is great. The double burger is the "regular" with a half pound of meat. You have to order the "little hamburger" if you only want a quarter pound.

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