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Written by Sherry   
Wednesday, 11 April 2007 06:18

A charming Anglophile must-read from the New York Times this morning:
The Perfect Bacon Sandwich Decoded


Or bacon buttie as many Brits call it.

"For Britons, butties come in a variety of guises — chip butties (French fries between slices of bread), crisp butties (ditto with potato chips) or even sugar butties, which are self-explanatory. None are viewed as especially healthful.


There are some finer points in the language, if not the cuisine. A sandwich containing sausages, for instance, is likely to be referred as a sausage sarnie, while sausages served with mashed potatoes are called bangers and mash.

There is no easy explanation for this."

Or indeed for many things British. Enjoy.


 

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