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    Candy (Amr)/Toffee(Brit), Is Candy something else in Britain?



    I know a candy in the United States is toffee in Britain. They are also called "toffees" in Pakistani English as well as in Urdu.

    I have heard that a candy in Britain is something else. What is it? Can somebody post a picture of British candy here?

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    Re: Candy (Amr)/Toffee(Brit), Is Candy something else in Britain?

    Quote Originally Posted by Aamir Tariq View Post
    I know a candy in the United States is toffee in Britain. They are also called "toffees" in Pakistani English as well as in Urdu.
    That is not correct. Toffee is a kind of candy -- many kinds, really, with different names like (in AmE) "English toffee".
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: Candy (Amr)/Toffee(Brit), Is Candy something else in Britain?

    Quote Originally Posted by Aamir Tariq View Post
    I know a candy in the United States is toffee in Britain.
    A candy in AmE is a sweet in BrE. A toffee is a a particular kind of sweet.

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    Re: Candy (Amr)/Toffee(Brit), Is Candy something else in Britain?

    The word 'candy' is little used in the UK. We have a throat-soothing sweet called 'cough candy'; spun sugar on a stick called 'candy floss' (AE 'cotton candy'); and a red and white striped dress/curtain material called 'candy-stripe'.

    We don't even have to any great extent the 'candy canes' (Christmas tree decorations) ubiquitous in the USA.

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