Interested in Language
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?
Aamir the Global Citizen
I am not a teacher.
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.