Results 1 to 15 of 15

Thread: In your area what do you call your foods?

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Location
    Middle of nowhere
    Posts
    195

    Default In your area what do you call your foods?

    I had a funny discussion at work and we got talking about foods. I said I'd like to get some hotcakes and a biscuit for breakfast one morning and the folks there thought I had three heads for saying "hotcake" instead of pancakes. Which leads me to what this post it. What are the regional names for everyday foods in your area? I'm from the North Eastern part of the US, if helps you figure out where I got these names at.

    Examples would be,
    For a long sandwitch- Hoagie, grinder, hero
    Fluffernutter
    Pancakes- hotcakes, hoecakes
    Soda- Soda, pop, etc
    Succotash
    Jimmies
    Goulash

    Sorry most of these are American terms, but I'm curious as to what the world calls these items as well or any other foods.
    Last edited by Nightblind249; 24th December 2014 at 5:24 PM. Reason: grammer
    Wake up and smell the Oddish

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    Location
    Tennessee, US
    Posts
    639

    Default

    Where are you from? I'm gonna guess the midwest like Indiana or something because you said "pop" for soda. Just a hunch.
    In Tennessee, we say "coke" for all sodas. It sounds dumb because, unless it's actually Coke, it doesn't really make sense, haha.
    The only other one you mentioned that I noticed was different was that we call all long sandwiches "subs," even if they technically aren't.
    LOOKING FOR A SHINY ONIX/STEELIX and SHINY SCYTHER/SCIZOR and SHINY SLOWPOKE. I HAVE POKEBANK CELEBI FOR TRADE AND SOME OTHER SHINIES. PM IF INTERESTED.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    dere in the sheets
    Posts
    9,132

    Default

    I know a lot of place call it Italian Ice, but on the east coast we call it Water Ice

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    United Kingdom & Ireland
    Posts
    1,620

    Default

    I call bacon "rashers" sometimes
    I call potato chips "crisps"
    I call french fries "chips"
    I call chips "chips"
    Molasses is treacle
    there's way more that I can't think of right now
    Last.fm | Steam ID
    (come and play Team Fortress 2 with me!)

  5. #5

    Default

    The most prominent example where I live is calling every iced drink imaginable "smoothies"
    Last edited by Interference; 24th December 2014 at 10:25 PM. Reason: OH NO A TYPO

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Nov 2014
    Location
    Route 111
    Posts
    57

    Default

    Food I guess. But in my kitchen I just add hot sauce and parmesan cheese and I then proceed to call it delicious.
    Something I've realized...
    All my favorite Pokemon......
    Are weak to ice.

    Really awesome remix of RSE rival battle I found while surfing Youtube- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qF7qkCUI3Gs

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Oct 2013
    Location
    Darkling Woods
    Posts
    466

    Default

    When I was a child,I called calimari "circle fries" because that was the only way for my parents to get me to eat them.

    And also due to the amount I have to get food at Subway,I called most sandwiches "subs",even on complete accident.


    "They used to shout my name and now they whisper it."
    I have claimed Inigo,Fire Emblem for the GBA,Open Your Heart from Sonic Aventure and Electabuzz!

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Some mountain in kanto
    Posts
    1,184

    Default

    From Canada here, not much on different names as we usually go for brand names and call it that, as for recipes poutine, heart stopping poutine, nuff said.
    The Pokemon tcg info thread//for NEW PLAYER'S!!!
    I claimed magnemite, mawaru penguindrum, and more(eventually).

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Oct 2013
    Location
    Mechonis Field
    Posts
    367

    Default

    I don't really call food anything different, but what Shinehollow has is pretty much all the different things.

    Also, ever since I got a fry package that said 'Fired Potatoes Skin on Restaurant Style with Seasoning', I've been calling fries that.

    And every night ...I lay awake ...and I find no conclusion.
    'Cause every night ...it just stays the same.
    And I dream ...of an absolution.



    I have claimed Ivan from Golden Sun, Bayleef, and Kingdom Hearts-Chain of Memories for the GBA.

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Location
    T.A.R.D.I.S.
    Posts
    4,261

    Default

    Long sandwitch - Sub
    Fluffernutter - Peanut butter and marshmallow sandwich (yeah, maybe we're just not that creative)
    Pancakes - Pancakes, sometimes flapjacks
    Soda - Soda, pop
    Succotash - (chipped corn an lima beans?) sorry, that doesn't sound edible
    Jimmies - sprinkles, confetti
    Goulash - Goulash
    Italian Ice - Italian Ice
    Streaky Bacon - Bacon
    Potato chips - chips
    French fries - fries, chips
    Molasses - molasses
    Calamari - calamari
    Poutine - fries and gravy
    Blog: Problematic Paranormal Files | Twitter: @CleverKraken


    (Psssssttt... hey, you, yah you, HOLIDAYS2014 - gets you 10% off $15+ in my shop ^ )

    Merry Christmas, Happy Chanukah, and/or Joyous Kwanzaa!
    (Or whatever else you may celebrate.)

  11. #11
    Join Date
    Dec 2014
    Location
    Australia
    Posts
    5

    Default

    USA compared to Australia

    Long sandwich = roll ("Subway roll" is not unusual)
    French Fries = chips (sometimes "fries" if cut thinly)
    Crisp chips = chips
    Jello = Jelly
    Jelly = jam
    Soda/pop = soft drink or fizzy drink
    Candy = lolly/lollies
    Cookie = biscuit
    (Small) pancakes = pikelets
    The more you sweat in training, the less you bleed in battle.

  12. #12
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    A2 - Best College Town
    Posts
    2,803

    Default

    I live in the Midwest. It's pop. Always.
    "We are not now that strength which in old days moved earth and heaven. That which we are, we are. One equal temper of heroic hearts. Made weak by time and fate, but strong in will. To strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield."
    Thank you FairyWitch for the banner!

  13. #13
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Location
    T.A.R.D.I.S.
    Posts
    4,261

    Default

    That reminds me, small pancakes are 'silver dollars'
    Blog: Problematic Paranormal Files | Twitter: @CleverKraken


    (Psssssttt... hey, you, yah you, HOLIDAYS2014 - gets you 10% off $15+ in my shop ^ )

    Merry Christmas, Happy Chanukah, and/or Joyous Kwanzaa!
    (Or whatever else you may celebrate.)

  14. #14
    Join Date
    Dec 2014
    Location
    Australia
    Posts
    5

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by VampirateMace View Post
    That reminds me, small pancakes are 'silver dollars'
    That's weird. Pancakes aren't even silver coloured. XD I think there's also such a thing as dutch pancakes, which are really tiny.
    The more you sweat in training, the less you bleed in battle.

  15. #15
    Join Date
    Mar 2013
    Location
    Seireitei (Soul Society)
    Posts
    481

    Default

    Regular sandwich - sandwich.
    Long sandwich, with a sausage, for example - hot dog, or just sandwich if there's no meat.
    Potato chips - chips.
    French fries - chips.
    Hot chips - chips.
    Soda - soft drink / fizzy drink.
    Candy - lolly
    Any form of bacon - bacon.
    Pancakes - pancakes.
    Small pancakes - pikelets. (Spelling?)
    3DS FC:
    4940 - 6535 - 5488

    Friend Safari: Fighting:
    Pancham, Machoke, Tyrogue.
    PM me if you add me.

Posting Permissions

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