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:

Anonymous said...

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

Carolb said...

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.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

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

Rosemary Gemmell said...

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

Anonymous said...

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.

Patsy said...

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

Patsy said...

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

Patsy said...

I suppose so, Alex.

Patsy said...

Or even Wales, Rosemary.

Patsy said...

I like a fry up too, Suzy.

Yes, North Wales.

L said...

Fries sound so much more fattening than chips.

Anonymous said...

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

Annalisa Crawford said...

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

Oscar said...

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

Oscar said...

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

Lynda R Young said...

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.

Leandra Wallace said...

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

Golfguy said...

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

Patsy said...

They are, Linda!

Patsy said...

It does sound a random amount.

Patsy said...

You should know, Oscar.

Patsy said...

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

Patsy said...

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

Patsy said...

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

Patsy said...

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

No, not Scotland. Right island though.

Patsy said...

Aren't there chip shots in golf, Golfguy?

Jan Baynham said...

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! :-)

Cara Cooper said...

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.

Patsy said...

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

Patsy said...

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 ...

Misha Gericke said...

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

Patsy said...

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