Results 1 to 5 of 5
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • Chinese
      • Home Country:
      • Taiwan
      • Current Location:
      • Taiwan

    • Join Date: May 2011
    • Posts: 301
    #1

    a tuck shop

    Is there an American equivalent to the British term 'a tuck shop'? If there is, what is it? Thank you.

    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • English
      • Home Country:
      • England
      • Current Location:
      • England

    • Join Date: Jun 2010
    • Posts: 24,501
    #2

    Re: a tuck shop

    When our North American friends get up later I'm pretty sure they'll say 'candy store'.

    Or maybe not — tuck shops sell cakes and pastries as well as sweets and chocolate.
    Last edited by Rover_KE; 10-Jan-2014 at 10:35.

    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • American English
      • Home Country:
      • United States
      • Current Location:
      • United States

    • Join Date: Apr 2009
    • Posts: 12,310
    #3

    Re: a tuck shop

    I've never heard this term.

    Are they making cakes and pastries on the premises? Or selling prepackaged ones?

    We have bakeries which make and sell all kinds of cakes, donuts etc. And candy stores, usually made by the entity doing the selling.

    But this "tuck shop" may be more equivalent of one of our "convenience stores." In those one can buy donuts and candy bars and chips and soda. Many of them also make sandwiches and have other deli items.

    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • English
      • Home Country:
      • New Zealand
      • Current Location:
      • Australia

    • Join Date: Nov 2010
    • Posts: 2,013
    #4

    Re: a tuck shop

    not a teacher

    Tuck shop - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    At my NZ High School, what the administrators called the canteen, we called the tuck shop. A quick search tells me that both terms are still in use there.

  1. emsr2d2's Avatar
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • British English
      • Home Country:
      • UK
      • Current Location:
      • UK

    • Join Date: Jul 2009
    • Posts: 41,883
    #5

    Re: a tuck shop

    At all my schools in the UK, the tuck shop was a small area selling just snacks which were available to buy in break times or after lunch. At my primary school, the tuck shop was in the main hallway. At my secondary school, it was located in a corner of the main canteen but on the opposite side to the area which served hot food at lunchtime. The tuck shop food there was available outside of lunchtimes too.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

Similar Threads

  1. nip and tuck
    By ostap77 in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 12-Nov-2010, 10:05
  2. tuck against
    By KLPNO in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 11-Mar-2008, 21:49
  3. Animals shop or Animal's shop?
    By Sunbeam in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 25-Nov-2007, 20:42
  4. computer shop or computers shop
    By ripley in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 30-Dec-2004, 20:00
  5. TUCK AND ROLL
    By lukre in forum English Idioms and Sayings
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 30-Aug-2004, 21:52

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

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