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following on from dinner/tea thread, aibu to call it

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charliejosh Wed 06-Jul-11 11:41:30

chips and egg? dp thinks I am strange and should say egg and chips but we have always called it chips and egg - he says its a 'scouser thing' (I am a scouser, he isn't)

Also, we say Lolly Ice, not Ice Lolly....

LindyHemming Wed 06-Jul-11 11:42:08

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edwinbear Wed 06-Jul-11 11:44:15

It depends what you consider to be the main component of the dish I guess, arguably the chips are more important than the egg, but would you refer to bacon and egg as egg and bacon?

TrillianAstra Wed 06-Jul-11 11:45:29


egg and chips
fish and chips
sausage and chips
sausage and mash

carbs are secondary to meat/protein

Sarsaparilllla Wed 06-Jul-11 11:47:20

Lolly ice? nonsense hmm grin

CogitoErgoSometimes Wed 06-Jul-11 11:47:49

YANBU to honour your heritage and maintain your cultural linguistic traditions as a Scouser. 'Standard English' is for the BBC only

notso Wed 06-Jul-11 11:47:55

Hmm lots of people round here say Lolly Ice and also Butty Jam, I thought it was a welsh thing.
As for the other thing I hate Eggs so it's just Chips for me!

edwinbear Wed 06-Jul-11 11:48:53

Ah but it's chips and beans, rather than beans and chips. In which case the protein, (beans) comes after the carbs.

charliejosh Wed 06-Jul-11 11:50:58

erm blush I do refer to it as egg & bacon

MamBombadil Wed 06-Jul-11 11:50:59

Dh and i even manage to argue about how 'chocolate cake' and 'extra strong mint' are pronounced - we have out emphasis in different places for both...

Paschaelina Wed 06-Jul-11 11:51:43

'Snot, its beans and chips. And both egg and bacon, and bacon and egg are allowed. Chips and egg sounds daft though.

I would eat a whole plate of mashed potato with nothing else quite happily.

belindarose Wed 06-Jul-11 11:53:27

DH is scouse, although the only indication of that is that he says bloody 'lolly ice'! I've trained toddler DD to say 'ice lolly', of course.

CurrySpice Wed 06-Jul-11 11:55:27

YANBU It's chips and egg. I'm not scouse. HTH

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