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Squash is not Juice!

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SillyBlueHat Tue 21-May-13 16:41:52

AIBU to be irritated by people who call squash juice? They are 2 different drinks

tripecity Tue 21-May-13 16:42:23

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TheBirdsFellDownToDingADong Tue 21-May-13 16:43:11

No, it isn't.

It wasn't about 3 days ago when this exact thread was posted.

Get a life love.

rainbowslollipops Tue 21-May-13 16:50:47

There's not a lot of difference though. It's still fruit juices just one you add water to one you don't.

usualsuspect Tue 21-May-13 16:53:15

It's a different word for squash.

No biggie.


How do you feel if I call it pop or cordial?

eltsihT Tue 21-May-13 16:53:37

I live in a Scotland... Anything that isn't hot/water/milk is juice...

If you want to be specific that's up to you.

Onesleeptillwembley Tue 21-May-13 16:56:24

Thank you silly! I agree totally.

desperateforaholiday Tue 21-May-13 16:57:48

Meh does it matter? People use different words for things all the time, my mum still calls sandwiches 'pieces' hmm

TigOldBitties Tue 21-May-13 16:58:43

Do you really care about this or are you just looking for some mn love?

thebody Tue 21-May-13 17:01:57

Ah desperate, my mom calls them pieces as well.

ephemeralfairy Tue 21-May-13 17:02:21

When I was newly at uni in Scotland my housemate asked if I wanted some juice. I said yes please. Imagine my surprise when I was handed a glass of Irn Bru.....

ChunkyPickle Tue 21-May-13 17:04:08

Everything is called juice here because we have a toddler. Milk (cows and human), water, squash, actual juice the lot.

If someone was to offer me, an adult a glass of orange juice and to bring squash instead then I'd find that rather odd though.

BigBoobiedBertha Tue 21-May-13 17:05:07


One of my bug bears too. Quite a lot of squash doesn't come within an inch of a fruit, let alone contain a significant proportion of the real thing.

Fruit juice is juice, squash is well, squash. They aren't the same!

NinaHeart Tue 21-May-13 17:06:00

I think they are most definitely different.

NatashaBee Tue 21-May-13 17:08:00

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Fillyjonk75 Tue 21-May-13 17:12:30

YANBU. Though I sometimes call squash "cordial" but that confuses everyone down here.

My dad calls Coke and other fizzy drinks "mineral". There used to be a van coming round selling big bottles of fizzy pop, or "mineral".

BalloonSlayer Tue 21-May-13 17:12:57

Yeah well it's nothing like as disappointing as it used to be when I were a lass, when someone would ask you if you wanted Lemonade or Orangeade and then they'd give you sodding squash!

Such a let down when you expected fizz! sad

Fillyjonk75 Tue 21-May-13 17:13:32

Milk (cows and human), water, squash, actual juice the lot.

Beer = Daddy juice shock Wine = Mummy juice blush

Fillyjonk75 Tue 21-May-13 17:14:25

They needed a slap with a wet dishcloth for that disappointment, Balloon

BackforGood Tue 21-May-13 17:15:32

You're right OP. Agreed, it's not a world problem, but it's a completely different beverage. It's be like being offered coffee and getting tea.

MrsBungle Tue 21-May-13 17:18:54

In Scotland it's juice. Until I moved to England I'd never heard of squash. Cordial would be diluting juice. The word 'squash' annoys me. As does 'pop'.

LadyVoldemort Tue 21-May-13 17:23:23

Well I don't give a fuck that I've been saying it wrong for years.

It's juice, ok?

SillyBlueHat Tue 21-May-13 17:23:53

Tig - it really does annoy me! AIBU is not the place I would come to look for MN love

spg1983 Tue 21-May-13 17:24:48

This does my head in as well! DSS has a horrible reflux and fruit juice always causes an instant projectile vomit incident, the only thing apart from water or milk that he can cope with is really, really watered-down squash. Unfortunately DSS' family have always referred to squash as "juice" which has caused us lots of embarrassing incidents when someone asks DSS what he'd like to drink and he replies "juice", gets given a glass of juice and pukes it all up everywhere! We have to make sure we are there to clarify things whenever DSS is asked...

Fillyjonk75 Tue 21-May-13 17:26:17

Why am I not surprised that the Scots call squash juice? grin

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