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    What are they called in American English?



    What are they called in American English? We call them "chips" here in Pakistan in both Urdu and Pakistani English. Are they "crisps"?

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    Re: What are they called in American English?

    They're chips in AmE. They're crisps in BrE.

    In BrE, these are chips. In AmE, those are fries.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: What are they called in American English?

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    They're chips in AmE. They're crisps in BrE.

    In BrE, these are chips. In AmE, those are fries.
    Yes they are french fries in AmE.

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    Re: What are they called in American English?

    In Indian English (at least in Rajasthan) these are called "finger chips".
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    Re: What are they called in American English?

    Strange. I am getting hungry.

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    Re: What are they called in American English?

    Quote Originally Posted by Aamir Tariq View Post
    Yes they are french fries in AmE.
    They are often called just fries. If you use the term French fries, remember the initial capital for French.

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    Re: What are they called in American English?

    Quote Originally Posted by Piscean View Post
    If you use the term French fries, remember the initial capital for French.
    I'm curious why you say we should use a capital for french here? We're not referring to a language, or even a nationality -- it's just an adjective.

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    Re: What are they called in American English?

    It is an adjective of nationality: ​https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/French_fries#Etymology

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    Re: What are they called in American English?

    Fries/Chips have nationality?! How about passports?

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    Re: What are they called in American English?

    It's no different from Brussels sprouts and Swiss chard.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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