Page 2 of 3 First 1 2 3 Last
Results 11 to 20 of 25

Thread: can of yogurt

  1. VIP Member
    Interested in Language
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • American English
      • Home Country:
      • United States
      • Current Location:
      • United States

    • Join Date: Apr 2009
    • Posts: 12,661
    #11

    Re: can of yogurt

    They were literally 8 oz cups of yogurt until Dannon downsized the product to 6.

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

    • Join Date: Jul 2009
    • Posts: 49,788
    #12

    Re: can of yogurt

    The reason it's not a cup (of any description) in BrE is that we don't use cups as a unit of measurement. That seems to be unique to American measurements. I spend an inordinate amount of time converting cups into grams/kilograms/fluid ounces/millilitres etc when I want to make a dish for which I only have an American recipe.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

  3. VIP Member
    Interested in Language
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • American English
      • Home Country:
      • United States
      • Current Location:
      • United States

    • Join Date: Apr 2009
    • Posts: 12,661
    #13

    Re: can of yogurt

    I just had my lunch, and my yogurt was 6 ounces by weight, not 6 fluid ounces. So my previous post wasn't entirely correct.

    Still, the yogurt cup is basically like a little cup, so the name is still valid.

    The use of "cup" for a small serving size is common. Like asking for a "cup" of soup in a restaurant.

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

    • Join Date: Jul 2009
    • Posts: 49,788
    #14

    Re: can of yogurt

    I've never asked for, or been offered, a cup of soup at a restaurant. Soup comes in bowls, albeit of varying sizes.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

  5. VIP Member
    Interested in Language
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • American English
      • Home Country:
      • United States
      • Current Location:
      • United States

    • Join Date: Apr 2009
    • Posts: 12,661
    #15

    Re: can of yogurt

    When you order in a restaurant here, you have the choice of a cup or a bowl. The cup is a smaller serving.

    Do you use "cup" for a small container for drinking? If it's small (200 ml or so) and especially if plastic, it's a "cup."

    Toddlers use "sippy cups" with the lids on to prevent spillage.

  6. Skrej's Avatar
    Key Member
    English Teacher
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • English
      • Home Country:
      • United States
      • Current Location:
      • United States

    • Join Date: May 2015
    • Posts: 2,876
    #16

    Re: can of yogurt

    In the US, it's common in restaurants have a choice between a 'cup of soup' and a 'bowl of soup'. Although the respective sizes vary, a 'bowl' is the larger serving size between the two.

    Sometimes the bowl is offered as an entree, with the cup being one of your options for a side dish.

    *cross posted with Dave
    Wear short sleeves! Support your right to bare arms!

  7. VIP Member
    Interested in Language
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • American English
      • Home Country:
      • United States
      • Current Location:
      • United States

    • Join Date: Dec 2015
    • Posts: 13,890
    #17

    Re: can of yogurt

    Quote Originally Posted by Skrej View Post
    Sometimes the bowl is offered as an entree, with the cup being one of your choices for a side dish.
    An entree​ in AmE is the main dish.
    I am not a teacher.

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

    • Join Date: Jul 2009
    • Posts: 49,788
    #18

    Re: can of yogurt

    In the UK, cups are from drinking tea and coffee from (as adults) and small plastic (sippy) cups are for any liquid for little kids. There is a product called "cup-a-soup", which is a freeze-dried powdered soup mix - you empty out the contents into a tea/coffee cup, add boiling water and stir to make a snack-sized soup. What you end up with is, admittedly, a cup of soup but we certainly don't serve such things in restaurants.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

  9. Moderator
    Retired English Teacher
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • English
      • Home Country:
      • England
      • Current Location:
      • England

    • Join Date: Jun 2010
    • Posts: 27,958
    #19

    Re: can of yogurt

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2;
    ... but we certainly don't serve such things in restaurants.
    There's always some smarty-pants to come along and say the opposite, isn't there?

    I've been enjoying a cup or a bowl of soup for some years now in the restaurant of Lakeland.co.uk at Windermere.

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

    • Join Date: Jul 2009
    • Posts: 49,788
    #20

    Re: can of yogurt

    Smartypants!

    In my defence, I was trying to point out that you can't order a Batchelor's Cup-a-Soup in a restaurant!
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

Page 2 of 3 First 1 2 3 Last

Posting Permissions

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