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Offline Darryl

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the biggest chip
« on: December 04, 2013, 09:33:06 am »
Here's a bit of trivia for you.
What name is given to the biggest chip in a pack of chips? This question was asked at a recent Quiz Night here in my town. No-one knew the answer.
I have looked on Google and can find no reference to a name for the biggest chip. I tried 'french fry' too, in case the word was American.
I could tell you the answer given, but I wondered if anyone knows. I don't think it was a very fair quiz question.
Incidentally, I think our quizmaster was fixated on American questions this time. I think asking us to name the four states of the U.S. that belong to a Commonwealth was a bit obscure. Bit like asking Americans to name the last four Australian cricket captains.
Anyway, we won the night, thanks to one of our members who knew the Bridge of Sighs is in Venice, the Grand Canal is the main canal of Venice, that Venice is on the Adriatic Sea and gondolas have to be painted black. Once our quizmaster latches onto a subject he doesn't let go.
So, back to that chip. Anyone know???

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Re: the biggest chip
« Reply #1 on: December 04, 2013, 12:13:12 pm »
Are you referring to potato chips, chocolate chips, wood chips, or poker chips
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Re: the biggest chip
« Reply #2 on: December 04, 2013, 12:35:12 pm »
Potato chips. The hot variety like you get from Maccas. In Australia (and U.K. I think)we call them chips - you call them french fries.

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Re: the biggest chip
« Reply #3 on: December 04, 2013, 03:58:06 pm »
In the UK - Chips are what you get deep fried with fish etc. Crisps are the thin things that come in packets.

The name of the biggest one is : mine  ;)
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Re: the biggest chip
« Reply #4 on: December 04, 2013, 10:15:14 pm »
In the UK - Chips are what you get deep fried with fish etc. Crisps are the thin things that come in packets.

The name of the biggest one is : mine  ;)

Yes, I think that was one of the answers suggested.
In Australia we refer to deep fried chips with fish etc as 'chips' (rarely french fries or 'fries'), but we also call the UK 'crisps' chips as well. There is one brand sold here, Smiths, which has 'crisps' on the pack, but we still call them chips.
Anyway, the word we are seeking is the word for the hot fried potato chips as served with fish.
I'm beginning to think the quizmaster made it up.

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Re: the biggest chip
« Reply #5 on: December 05, 2013, 10:07:00 am »
 :)
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Re: the biggest chip
« Reply #6 on: December 05, 2013, 03:21:02 pm »
I think that the name given to the biggest chip in a pack of chips could be CPU   :)

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Re: the biggest chip
« Reply #7 on: December 05, 2013, 10:43:28 pm »
OK. The longest chip is called the LOOMSTER.
Well, that was the answer that got the gong.
No-one knew it.
« Last Edit: December 05, 2013, 10:58:10 pm by darryl »

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Re: the biggest chip
« Reply #8 on: December 05, 2013, 11:00:37 pm »
And I did eventually find evidence:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/9453951@N07/670581590/

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Re: the biggest chip
« Reply #9 on: December 05, 2013, 11:19:40 pm »
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Re: the biggest chip
« Reply #10 on: December 06, 2013, 08:58:25 am »
So there you go. We are having barramundi and chips for tea tonight. Maybe I'll get the loomster.  ::)

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Re: the biggest chip
« Reply #11 on: December 06, 2013, 09:38:15 am »
 8)
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Re: the biggest chip
« Reply #12 on: December 09, 2013, 03:51:08 pm »
Once you've compared the sizes of all chips in a pack, most of them are cold   ::)
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Re: the biggest chip
« Reply #13 on: December 23, 2013, 02:10:21 pm »
Sorry I haven't been on this forum in a long time. I sometimes have to stop and think what I mean by "chips".

Back to the Commonwealth States question, I guess Pennsylvania, Massachusetts and Virginia, but cannot think of a fourth. Answer, please?
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Re: the biggest chip
« Reply #14 on: December 23, 2013, 09:59:46 pm »
Kentucky.