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Re: Ask a Brit/American what this means
« Reply #15 on: November 08, 2015, 05:38:36 PM »
Jelly on Toast are you completely mad? or is jelly something else in the US?
I think jelly is the same as jam.
It's not like our jelly dessert that we eat with a spoon.
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Re: Ask a Brit/American what this means
« Reply #16 on: November 08, 2015, 05:53:44 PM »
Jelly on Toast are you completely mad? or is jelly something else in the US?
I think jelly is the same as jam.
It's not like our jelly dessert that we eat with a spoon.

I would like to see them eat our jelly on their toast
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Re: Ask a Brit/American what this means
« Reply #17 on: November 08, 2015, 06:06:05 PM »
*boggle*

you're right.  the world, bea, is indeed a large and weird place.

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Re: Ask a Brit/American what this means
« Reply #18 on: November 08, 2015, 06:08:09 PM »
*boggle*

you're right.  the world, bea, is indeed a large and weird place.

Just America  ;) only teasing
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Re: Ask a Brit/American what this means
« Reply #19 on: November 08, 2015, 06:11:34 PM »
In Veterans Day do you wear a flower in remembrance like we do with a poppy for Remembrance Day?
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Re: Ask a Brit/American what this means
« Reply #20 on: November 08, 2015, 07:14:17 PM »
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In Veterans Day do you wear a flower in remembrance like we do with a poppy for Remembrance Day?

IIRC The Americans started the wearing the poppy and we adopted it.

Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae, MD a Canadian wrote the poem that probably inspired it to happen.

In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields.

Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.

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Re: Ask a Brit/American what this means
« Reply #21 on: November 08, 2015, 07:17:09 PM »
Ty Rostum,that's awesome
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Re: Ask a Brit/American what this means
« Reply #22 on: November 08, 2015, 08:09:12 PM »
Jelly on Toast are you completely mad? or is jelly something else in the US?

@Jmack you should always dip your hobnob first thing in the morning  ;D


two more questions

What are Bangs?

What do you call fish fingers?

Jelly and jam are pretty much the same thing (there may be a difference that I'm not aware of).



Bangs are the front portion of your hair that covers your forehead if long enough.

Fish fingers are typically fried slivers of fish, usually cod.

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In Veterans Day do you wear a flower in remembrance like we do with a poppy for Remembrance Day?

IIRC The Americans started the wearing the poppy and we adopted it.

I'm not sure we started the poppy, if we did then it was something that went away by the time I became aware of things.   The first awareness of the poppy was when I watched English soccer matches.
« Last Edit: November 08, 2015, 08:41:03 PM by Hedin »

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Re: Ask a Brit/American what this means
« Reply #23 on: November 08, 2015, 08:28:01 PM »
They did a great thing with the poppies out the front of the Tower of London last year. They 'planted' a forest of ceramic poppies out the front, and it looked like a sea of them just spilling out the gate. It was in remembrance of the 100 year anniversary of WW I.

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Re: Ask a Brit/American what this means
« Reply #24 on: November 08, 2015, 08:50:19 PM »
Hedin, in British this is jam:


and this is jelly:


These are fish fingers:


And what you call "bangs" we call "fringe" ;D
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Re: Ask a Brit/American what this means
« Reply #25 on: November 08, 2015, 08:54:59 PM »
And for some reason Americans like to combine peanut butter with jam, which just seems so wrong to me.

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Re: Ask a Brit/American what this means
« Reply #26 on: November 08, 2015, 08:57:24 PM »
And for some reason Americans like to combine peanut butter with jam, which just seems so wrong to me.
Really?
yuck!
I mean, peanut butter is already yucky, hehe (let's keep the peanuts and butter separate, please: peanuts can go into M&Ms, though), but add jam on top? :o

By the way, americans have got candy corn, which tastes pure sugar and you can never have just one, but after a while you wonder why you started (I splurge, thanks to my american boss who brings it over at halloween hehe - not enough this year, I never got to eat a pumpkin one >:()
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Re: Ask a Brit/American what this means
« Reply #27 on: November 08, 2015, 09:00:52 PM »
Jam is made with fruit, Jelly is made with juice of the fruit.

I cannot find my photos of the poppies at the tower. it was gobsmacking though. Nearly 900,000 of them.

https://duckduckgo.com/?q=poppies+at+the+tower&iax=1&ia=images


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Re: Ask a Brit/American what this means
« Reply #28 on: November 08, 2015, 09:01:58 PM »
And for some reason Americans like to combine peanut butter with jam, which just seems so wrong to me.

I have never heard of that, add another thing to the sounds disgusting list.

Your jelly is our jello.

Fish fingers are the same.

Candy corn is super prevalent during Halloween but I don't know anyone who actually likes it.

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Re: Ask a Brit/American what this means
« Reply #29 on: November 08, 2015, 09:06:40 PM »
Can you get marmite?
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