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Joe Kim
Posted: Monday, March 5, 2018 11:51:51 PM

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What do you call those plastic cracker bags? Are chips in a package or plastic bag, or something else?

FounDit
Posted: Tuesday, March 6, 2018 12:38:59 AM

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Joe Kim wrote:
What do you call those plastic cracker bags? Are chips in a package or plastic bag, or something else?



I'm assuming you mean potato chips, or what the British call "crisps". If so, we simply call it a bag of chips.

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Sarrriesfan
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FounDit wrote:
Joe Kim wrote:
What do you call those plastic cracker bags? Are chips in a package or plastic bag, or something else?



I'm assuming you mean potato chips, or what the British call "crisps". If so, we simply call it a bag of chips.


Or a bag of crisps if you are British.

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Drag0nspeaker
Posted: Tuesday, March 6, 2018 2:44:11 AM

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The British version:

A bag of crisps:



A bag of chips:



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thar
Posted: Tuesday, March 6, 2018 3:01:53 AM

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But in BE the actual container is a crisp packet.

I suspect that is for no better reason than that it is really hard to enunciate 'crisp bag'! Whistle


Drag0nspeaker
Posted: Tuesday, March 6, 2018 5:27:39 AM

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There are two Chris Packets who are teachers in the south of Britain (both in Wales actually) . . .

I'd rather say "bag o'crisps".


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Orson Burleigh
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"She's all that and a bag of chips." A disparaging description of a person who is regarded as having an excessively high opinion of herself.
Wilmar (USA)
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Orson Burleigh wrote:
"She's all that and a bag of chips." A disparaging description of a person who is regarded as having an excessively high opinion of herself.


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FounDit
Posted: Tuesday, March 6, 2018 5:00:41 PM

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Wilmar (USA) wrote:
Orson Burleigh wrote:
"She's all that and a bag of chips." A disparaging description of a person who is regarded as having an excessively high opinion of herself.


We need to have "like" buttons on these posts!
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In lieu of that you could give them the clap...Applause ...Whistle

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Eoin Riedy
Posted: Tuesday, March 6, 2018 7:45:45 PM

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Joe Kim wrote:
What do you call those plastic cracker bags? Are chips in a package or plastic bag, or something else?


My crackers and chips usually come in cellophane packages or cellophane bags.
Drag0nspeaker
Posted: Wednesday, March 7, 2018 2:13:39 AM

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Gosh, no food companies I know use cellophane these days (not for decades).

It's all plastic these days. Cellophane is gas-permeable and is bio-degradable (being basically processed cellulose).

Now crisp-packets are plastic, blown up with gas to make them twice as big as needed to hold the few crisps they contain.


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Eoin Riedy
Posted: Friday, March 9, 2018 12:35:32 AM

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Drag0nspeaker wrote:
Gosh, no food companies I know use cellophane these days (not for decades).
It's all plastic these days. Cellophane is gas-permeable and is bio-degradable (being basically processed cellulose).
Now crisp-packets are plastic, blown up with gas to make them twice as big as needed to hold the few crisps they contain.


I was addressing word usage.
In the UK, Cellophane is a trademarked product, like Velcro or Band-Aids. In the US the term is used generically to refer to various plastic film products, regardless of whether or not they are actually made of cellulose.

If it looked like this, I would call it cellophane:
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