Aluminium foil

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  1. lunecat

    lunecat Active Member

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    Don't you just hate those stupid people that call Aluminium foil "silver" foil or "tin" foil.

    They are just so thick it sometimes amazes me the low level of education that is offered in our society today.
     
  2. Auggie

    Auggie New Member Past Donor

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    You don't know, maybe I have a hat made of tin or silver. LOL
     
  3. perotista

    perotista Well-Known Member Past Donor

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    I have never heard it called silver foil, tin once in awhile.
     
  4. mamooth

    mamooth Well-Known Member Past Donor

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    It's just tradition, as up through WWII, foil was made of tin. It's like saying "tin can" or "pencil lead" or "steamroller".
     
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    Picky Picky
     
  6. Steve N

    Steve N Well-Known Member Past Donor

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    I'm still trying to figure out what a chicken fried steak is.
     
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    Karma Mechanic Well-Known Member

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    The irony of this post and your signature is so think I had to put on boots.

    Oh and people using colloquial labels for things are not going to get me worked up.
     
  8. guttermouth

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    whats with those people who pronounce the second i in aluminium?
     
  9. Steve N

    Steve N Well-Known Member Past Donor

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    How many people have you heard butcher the word Pneumonia?
     
  10. really?

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    Meh. To each his own.
     
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    They are British and choose not to bastardise the English language.
     
  12. SueAnn

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    LOVE this response!! Thanks for the guffaw. I have no clue what a chicken fried steak is, either, but I can picture a chicken wearing an apron and smiling because she is cooking a cow instead of a chicken.
     
  13. SueAnn

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    Love the hypocrisy. Go back and read the Original Post. Immediately followed by this person's signature quote..."A kind word is like a Spring day."
    Oh, the ironic hypocrisy is just so deliciously awful.
     
  14. CKW

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    Tin foil is what my mother called it. I say tin foil. It's easier to say and would confuse only an idiot.
     
  15. SueAnn

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    My grandmother went to the grave calling her refrigerator an "icebox" even though it had been decades since she required a daily delivery of ice to keep her food chilled. I found the habit endearing.
     
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    Yep, mine too. When I was a child I thought ice box and fridge were two words describing the same thing.
     
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    I call it tin foil and it has nothing to do with my level of education.
    Now if you want a legitimate complaint for the future, go with the people who pronounce "onion" as if there is a G in it (ungun)
     
  18. RPA1

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    Chicken is often battered and fried and that is how they make a chicken fried steak.
     
  19. Steve N

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    I knew people who called any fridge or freezer a frigidaire.
     
  20. SueAnn

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    Thank you, RPA1. We just call what you described fried chicken. What is the difference where you live between fried chicken and chicken fried steak?
     
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    The meat. A Chicken fried steak is beef, and fried chicken is well...you know.
     
  22. SueAnn

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    Aha! Now I understand. You take a beef steak, coat it in some kind of batter, and fry it in a pan AS THOUGH it was fried chicken. Interesting. I have absolutely never had a beef steak like that. Is it good? What cut of steak is best? And what is in the batter?
    I am seeing "chicken fried steak" beginning to appear on menus here and there in my neck of the woods (southeastern Pennsylvania). I might just try one some day.
    BTW Thank you for explaining. You are very kind.
     
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    Now I sometimes call the freezer the ice box, the fridge is a fridge though. But I was at the gas station today and this guy walked in and asked the cashier if she stocked ginger pop. Neither of us, the cashier or me had any idea of what he was talking about. Finally he specified Ginger Ale.

    Anyone ever hear Ginger Ale called ginger pop?
     
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    It is usually buried under so much gravy that it could be fried cat or cardboard for all anybody really knows.

    I use "icebox" sometimes and I have never in my life had ice delivered.
     
  25. SueAnn

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    In Pennsylvania all carbonated sugar-based beverages are known as "soda". When I visited my in-laws in West Virginia the first time they asked me if I wanted some "pop". I had no clue what they were talking about. They confessed that they suffered the same confusion when they visited Pennsylvania for the first time. Someone had to explain to them what "soda" was. Regional differences in language are fascinating, aren't they?
     

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