To do something a little different, Cuppa and I took the boy to the chippy.
We have many chippies in town — too many really — but this is my fave. The fries are good; there is a seating area (as opposed to being in the middle of a parking lot); and, there is a canopy to offer protection from the elements, which is good because it was drizzly, as you might ascertain from the boy’s garments. Most of them will shut down after Thanksgiving (next weekend) but perhaps this one will remain open longer because of the more protected site. I’m not sure.
He waited patiently and happily with Amma whilst Buppa made the order. ↑
But as we continued to wait, the excitement mounted. ↓
And then the chips came. ↑ Mmm mmm good … almost as good as the post snack activity of arranging pebbles on the bench. ↓
In fact, it was all good, but permit me to address some of the terminology used in the post before I depart and before you move on to more clever blogs.
For one thing, we don’t call them chippies on this side of the pond. They’re Chip Trucks. I just like saying chippy.
For another thing, we call them fries, not chips. Even if we go to the chip truck, we eat fries. While we all understand what chips are in this context, we generally call them fries to distinguish them from potato chips. Again, the Brits have us beat because potato chips are crisps over there, so they are free to call fries chips without causing rampant confusion.
While I do loves me these Britishisms, we do have them beat when we call our portable phones cells as opposed to mobiles. One syllable beats two (or three depending how you choose to look at it although I think it’s officially two) any day of the week.
Now if we could be like the Aussies and call barbecues barbies, I would be really happy. I wouldn’t even mind resorting to the more American (as I perceive it) grills and grilling. But barbecues they remain. In writing we can shorten it to bbq, but that doesn’t much help in speech.
Anyolehoo (there I go again), if you are mesmerized by the whole chip truck thing, there’s one for sale beside the one in use in the photo below.