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Food

Posted: Sun Sep 27, 2020 1:40 pm
by richmond62
A LiveCode programmer cannot die from hunger even if their fridge is empty.

They can survive on all the food hiding between the keys of their keyboard for at least a week.

Re: Food

Posted: Tue Oct 06, 2020 7:44 am
by JohnEevans
What is a programmer?
– An organism that turns caffeine and fast food into software.

Re: Food

Posted: Wed Oct 07, 2020 8:05 am
by richmond62
That explains why I not really a programmer: I never, ever eat fast food.

Stick to what my wife and I cook at home. 8)

Re: Food

Posted: Sun Jan 31, 2021 10:09 am
by bogs
richmond62 wrote:
Wed Oct 07, 2020 8:05 am
That explains why I not really a programmer: I never, ever eat fast food.

Stick to what my wife and I cook at home. 8)
You don't eat potato chips? (what I have when the wife and I get into a row hee hee)

Re: Food

Posted: Sun Jan 31, 2021 10:27 am
by richmond62
My wife cooks very good potato chips (not crisps), and I sometimes cook chips made from sweet potato, carrots and turnips.
I always cook chips in ghee as the taste is fantastic.

Re: Food

Posted: Sun Jan 31, 2021 10:40 am
by bogs
Heh, the chips I'm thinking of don't get cooked (at home) :D
Image

Pretty much my idea of 'fast food', open a bag, done :twisted:

Re: Food

Posted: Sun Jan 31, 2021 11:41 am
by richmond62
Those are not chips, those are crisps.

These are chips:
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Re: Food

Posted: Sun Jan 31, 2021 12:33 pm
by bogs
Huh, I always thought the european version of chips were the fatter flatter fried (or baked) potatoes, like these -

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Your image (fries), I'd never have come up with 'chips', since they don't resemble any other chip I ever saw. Sticks maybe, but chips? Never would have gotten there heh.

Other things I don't get would include spanner, lorry, the list is nearly endless :twisted:

Re: Food

Posted: Sun Jan 31, 2021 1:58 pm
by SparkOut
What a strange world it would be if we all agreed on decimal points, paper sizes, pints and gallons (litres don't have an alternative measure afaik), dd/mm and mm/dd date ordering, and... pretty much EVERYTHING. (Not even getting as far as languages and writing systems themselves - in any event, there's enough variance just in English to boggle the brain.)

But Richmond's chips are definitely chips.

Re: Food

Posted: Sun Jan 31, 2021 2:10 pm
by bogs
Don't get me wrong, I assume what Richmond posted is what passes for chips there, I was just pointing out that I always thought they were more like my picture heh.

Re: Food

Posted: Sun Jan 31, 2021 10:18 pm
by Newbie4
I agree with bogs. I always thought the English version of chips were what we call potato wedges.

Then there are other chips like "silicon chips" and "cow chips" :D

Re: Food

Posted: Sun Jan 31, 2021 11:05 pm
by bogs
Newbie4 wrote:
Sun Jan 31, 2021 10:18 pm
Then there are other chips like "silicon chips" and "cow chips"
...and the one thing that almost all of those have in common is that they are all (usually) semi-flattened and spread out...

You Europeans better get on the ball over there, and start naming your stuff after something it may resemble :twisted:

Re: Food

Posted: Wed Feb 03, 2021 11:36 am
by livecodeali
Thick chips are usually disambiguated using the terms 'chip shop' or 'chippy', as they tend to be what you get in Fish & Chips establishments. Sometimes thin chips are called fries, but generally if you see the word chips on a menu you probably have to ask how thick they're going to be.

Re: Food

Posted: Wed Feb 03, 2021 11:55 am
by richmond62
you probably have to ask how thick they're going to be
That's the sort of question I tend to ask when someone rings up and wants to send their kids to my EFL school. 8)

Re: Food

Posted: Wed Feb 03, 2021 4:25 pm
by SparkOut
livecodeali wrote:
Wed Feb 03, 2021 11:36 am
you probably have to ask how thick they're going to be.
but you wouldn't ever expect wedges, of course