Wednesday, 21 May 2014

Let's fry

To fry is to cook in hot fat or oil. Americans refer to chips as a fries (and crisps as chips). Gettting fried can be a slang term for being cheated or sunburned.

Fry are also baby fish. I'm sure there are some in this resovoir. Anyone like to guess where it is?


32 comments:

  1. The view in the picture is lovely Patsy. Do you know where it is?

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    1. I do! It's one of the views from my writing retreat (aka 'the van')

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    2. Well, it looks pretty inspirational to me. Sorry, I didn't see the bit about us guessing. I must have been half asleep. Scotland?

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    3. We'll put it down to the restful nature of the scene, shall we?

      No, not Scotland. Right island though.

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  2. It's also what happens to your skin if you go out on a very hot day without any sun cream or a hat...:)

    No idea where the reservoir is, Patsy, but it looks very refreshing.

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    1. Someone was swimming in it when we visited, Carol. He certainly didn't look fried.

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  3. I guess that's where we get the term fish fry.

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  4. It looks very much like parts of Scotland near where I live - but it could equally be Ireland!

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  5. Not sure if you've already got this Patsy, is it in North Wales? Thanks for the link. We like a fry up on Saturday lunch time.

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    1. I like a fry up too, Suzy.

      Yes, North Wales.

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  6. Fries sound so much more fattening than chips.

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  7. Had to follow that link to find out why £332!

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  8. I can tell you where the lake isn't, and it's not here.

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  9. Forgot to add for L, Fries are much more fattening than chips even though they have the same number of letters.

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    1. It's true (due to the greater surface area and therefore exposure to oil of the skinnier fries)

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  10. First time I went to America, I got strange looks when I asked for chips. I thought it was my Aussie accent at first. I searched my memory and said, "Fries! I mean fries!" lol.

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    1. We have to make allowances for people who can't speak English proper like what we does, Lynda.

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  11. Ugh, I hate getting fried. Sunburn is the absolute worst! And, mmm, fries- or chips- w/ketchup. Can't beat it!

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    1. I'd definitely rather eat one than turn myself into one, Leandra.

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  12. How about poker chips and a chip of the old block.

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    1. Aren't there chip shots in golf, Golfguy?

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  13. Does anyone else remember Fry's peppermint cream chocolate bars? Well. I've just Googled them to check that my memory served me right and you can still get them! :-)

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    1. Yum. I knew we could still buy them, Jan but mostly I resist.

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  14. Jan that is beyond weird, I've just come back onto the computer after a breath of fresh air (very fresh, we have hailstones as big as .... well, hailstones) and one of the things I succumbed to was a Fry's peppermint cream. You must have been spying on me. It was jolly nice by the way, a perfect Fry.

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    1. Well if you succumbed, Cara, maybe it'd be OK for me to do the same. I can't remember whether it was the green or the blue one I liked best. Only one way to find out ...

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  15. Mmm... I might try to enter that competition. Sounds fun. :-D

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    1. I will too - if I can come up with something, Misha.

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