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    What are these called?

    What are these called?

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    Jelly candies?

    Worm fruit gummies?

    What is the verb for consuming them? Eating or chewing?

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    Re: What are these called?

    "Gummy Worms". Eat or Chew.

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    Re: What are these called?

    Is it the same in British English?

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    Re: What are these called?

    "Jelly Worms" in the UK. Both "eat" and "chew" work.

    Note that "jelly" in the UK is "jell-o" in the USA. "Jelly" in the USA is "jam" in the UK (totally different foods!)
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: What are these called?

    Let's say I use "gummy worms". Would a British reader be confused by reading it?

    And what if I use "jelly worms"? Would that be confusing to an American reader?

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    Re: What are these called?

    Quote Originally Posted by alpacinoutd View Post
    Let's say I use "gummy worms". Would a British reader be confused by reading it?
    I would easily guess what you mean.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: What are these called?

    Quote Originally Posted by alpacinoutd View Post
    And what if I use "jelly worms"? Would that be confusing to an American reader?
    Yes. Few Americans would guess what you meant.
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: What are these called?

    When it comes to conserves, in AmE we use jam for those made from whole fruits. Jelly, on the other hand is similar but made from fruit juice.

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    Re: What are these called?

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    "Jelly Worms" in the UK. Both "eat" and "chew" work.

    Note that "jelly" in the UK is "jell-o" in the USA. Not really. "Jell-O" is a brand name for a variety of gelatin desserts/snacks. "Jelly" in the USA is "jam" in the UK (totally different foods!) Also, in the U.S. jam has a different consistency (usually thicker than jelly) and made differently from jelly.
    Y.

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    Re: What are these called?

    Just to clarify, emsr2d2 is right. "Jelly" in the UK is what Americans call "Jell-O" or other brands of sweet, flavored gelatin.
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