Tuesday, January 29, 2008

British Food: A Survey

We decided to try a new format for today's blog post: a reader survey. We knew before we came to the UK that there were differences between British and American English (e.g, "garbage" vs. "rubbish"), but we didn't realize how many new food terms we would have to learn here. Partly this is because there are some entirely different foods here, but also some foods we have in common have different names (e.g., a "chip" in the US is a "crisp" in the UK). So, we thought it would be interesting to see how people do on a small British food quiz of sorts (totally anonymous, just 10 questions). You don't have to be American to complete this - in fact it would be great to see people of all origins answering the quiz. We need a good sample size to say anything (perhaps more than the 8 people that regularly read this blog), so get your friends and loved ones to answer too, and we'll keep this open until we get a decent sample:

The Mysteries of British Food: A Survey -- The survey is now finished - thanks!

What not to do with a rubbish bin

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

btw it's 'bubble and squeak' (singular) not 'bubbles and squeak'. Good luck.

Andy M. said...

Egad, anonymous, you're right. I'll go change that.

Spork said...

wow. I thought I had a mildly decent knowledge of all the different names and such, but got crushed there...

Hildy von B said...

I can proudly say that I guessed on every one.