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(Kaiser Family Foundation)   Clash of the pie-tins, or what happens when you let McDonalds write the dictionaries   (thisisplymouth.co.uk) divider line 45
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2012-09-10 09:39:49 AM
Meh, British problems.......
 
2012-09-10 09:49:15 AM
Pasties?
i232.photobucket.com
 
2012-09-10 10:06:36 AM
www.wearysloth.com

A pie-tin against a pie-tin!
 
2012-09-10 11:54:18 AM
Honestly, if you have time to worry about this, you're life must be pretty good.
 
2012-09-10 11:55:20 AM
sorry, "your".
 
2012-09-10 11:56:42 AM
Wow. You take the British with their wacky sayings, and add McDonalds with its wacky menu and you get a sit com.
 
2012-09-10 11:59:57 AM
DAFUQ did I just read, etc
 
2012-09-10 12:09:24 PM
Pasties are serious business in Wales; it's like the national food. They take pasties as serious as Philidephians take cheesesteaks or Manhattanites take pizza.

I mean, it's not like the Welsh have any other contributions to the world to be proud of...
 
2012-09-10 12:10:39 PM
ftfa (paraphrased) a pastie has more in it than meat.

so what he's getting at is...a pie is solely a pie crust containing what the name suggests...? could you imagine a pumpkin pie that was only mushed up pumpkin in a pie crust? a bunch of slices of apples...no sugar, cinnamon, etc added? hmmm, i seem to have put far too much effort into this nonsense
 
2012-09-10 12:10:46 PM
"It's like calling a Big Mac a beef sandwich."

Umm... that's pretty accurate, actually. It's not the perfect description, but as a simple introduction for someone who is unfamiliar with the product, it would be a useful guideline.

I think I've probably described pasties as "like meat pies" to North American friends who are unfamiliar with them. Cheese and onion is one of my favourites, so I know full well that they aren't just meat. Why say "A selection of fillings wrapped in pastry in a handheld size" when you could say "Meat pie" and be 90% of the way there?
 
2012-09-10 12:11:28 PM
So one is meat wrapped in pastry, and the other is meat wrapped in pastry? Thank god this has been cleared up.
 
2012-09-10 12:15:06 PM
1.bp.blogspot.com
counterpoint
 
2012-09-10 12:17:48 PM
So why does a cornish pasty show up when I search wikipedia for meat pies?
 
2012-09-10 12:27:45 PM

RoyFokker'sGhost: Pasties are serious business in Wales; it's like the national food. They take pasties as serious as Philidephians take cheesesteaks or Manhattanites take pizza.

I mean, it's not like the Welsh have any other contributions to the world to be proud of...


Because when you think of Haught Cuisine, you think of the pasty skinned Welsh.
 
2012-09-10 12:39:37 PM
This just in, even people who speak the same language but live in different areas may refer to things differently. Film at 11.

/Americans won't know what the hell a 'pastie' is
//I sure as shiat know what a meat pie is
 
2012-09-10 12:58:32 PM
That was the dumbest article I've ever read.
 
2012-09-10 01:04:46 PM
To understand McD "meat pie", you first have to understand McD "apple pie".
 
2012-09-10 01:06:06 PM
A better description might be "savory turnover"?

Does McDonald's have a guide to Australia where they describe a Chiko roll?

Cross between a McDonald's apple pie, a pastie and a shumai dumpling- mmmm
 
2012-09-10 01:08:49 PM
I read that as clash of the tie-pins and was momentarily confused.

I now see what subby did there. Clash of the Pie Tins. Parody.
 
2012-09-10 01:10:17 PM

SomethingToDo: A better description might be "savory turnover"?

Does McDonald's have a guide to Australia where they describe a Chiko roll?

Cross between a McDonald's apple pie, a pastie and a shumai dumpling- mmmm


I want to see their take on a pie floater if they get to australian food
 
2012-09-10 01:18:16 PM

Wasilla Hillbilly: counterpoint


JJ's fruit pies are better.
 
2012-09-10 01:19:17 PM

SomethingToDo: A better description might be "savory turnover"?

Does McDonald's have a guide to Australia where they describe a Chiko roll?

Cross between a McDonald's apple pie, a pastie and a shumai dumpling- mmmm


Chico's role at McDonald's is to clean the deepfryer.
 
2012-09-10 01:34:02 PM
loonatic112358: I want to see their take on a pie floater if they get to australian food

I've always (kind of) wanted to try that out. I do a mean split pea soup (hooray, mid-western ancestry), but am at a loss for the meat pie part (hate baking).

Can any of you farkers recommend a semi-decent, commercially available (in the US) meat pie? 

/Oh, and The Last Continent has an amusing take on the whole thing.
 
2012-09-10 01:35:01 PM

m053486: Can any of you farkers recommend a semi-decent, commercially available (in the US) meat pie?


I doubt there are any
 
2012-09-10 01:42:09 PM
www.oldpunks.com

My brain is full of meat 
 
2012-09-10 01:49:27 PM

RoyFokker'sGhost: Pasties are serious business in WalesCornwall; it's like the national food. They take pasties as serious as Philidephians take cheesesteaks or Manhattanites take pizza.


Sefydlog ar gyfer eich (if Google translate can be trusted)
 
2012-09-10 01:50:04 PM
loonatic112358: I doubt there are any

I did find a few mail order options, but I've always been leery of getting food shipped in the mail. Sigh. Guess I'll just have to sack up and make some freakin' pastry dough.
 
2012-09-10 01:57:00 PM
What makes this more confusing is that you Americans often describe pizzas as pies, whereas I haven't heard anyone else doing so
 
2012-09-10 02:13:10 PM

m053486: loonatic112358: I want to see their take on a pie floater if they get to australian food

I've always (kind of) wanted to try that out. I do a mean split pea soup (hooray, mid-western ancestry), but am at a loss for the meat pie part (hate baking).

Can any of you farkers recommend a semi-decent, commercially available (in the US) meat pie? 

/Oh, and The Last Continent has an amusing take on the whole thing.


natchitochesmeatpies.com

or if you happen to be in northern louisiana you can stop by there

this is the only thing i know about american meat pies
 
2012-09-10 02:30:45 PM
I thought pasties were a Nebraska thing.

runza!
 
2012-09-10 02:35:12 PM

bungle_jr: ftfa (paraphrased) a pastie has more in it than meat.


I think the key points were:

1) A pasty is a filling wrapped in a pastry, as opposed to a pie, which is a filling wrapped in a pie crust.
2) The filling is more than just meat (which, as you already pointed out, is true but ridiculous, as the same holds true for pies)

Meh. I'll worry about calling their food by the correct names when the Brits stop calling cookies "biscuits."
 
2012-09-10 02:38:35 PM

The Southern Logic Company: /Americans won't know what the hell a 'pastie' is


Oh, if you say "pasties" [nsfw] to an American, they'll likely think of something. It just won't be food.
 
2012-09-10 02:40:03 PM

ciberido: bungle_jr: ftfa (paraphrased) a pastie has more in it than meat.

I think the key points were:

1) A pasty is a filling wrapped in a pastry, as opposed to a pie, which is a filling wrapped in a pie crust.
2) The filling is more than just meat (which, as you already pointed out, is true but ridiculous, as the same holds true for pies)

Meh. I'll worry about calling their food by the correct names when the Brits stop calling cookies "biscuits."


pretty much my feelings on the matter. pie? stuffed pastry? same thing. i sometimes like to sound fancy to myself by calling fries "chips", chips "crisps" (especially pringles since the can says "crisps" anyway), and cookies "biscuits"

if i'm feeling extra-british i'll open a can of heinz baked beans and poor it on everything

just joking about the bean smother, although i do enjoy the "english breakfast"

at my 2nd job one of the new guys is from london...he was surprised to hear me say i like hp brown sauce on my fish & chips
 
2012-09-10 02:42:23 PM

Do you know the way to Mordor: What makes this more confusing is that you Americans often describe pizzas as pies, whereas I haven't heard anyone else doing so


1) That IS the origin of the word.
2) By what reasoning is it NOT a pie?
 
2012-09-10 03:02:08 PM

ciberido: The Southern Logic Company: /Americans won't know what the hell a 'pastie' is

Oh, if you say "pasties" [nsfw] to an American, they'll likely think of something. It just won't be food.


Except they're pronounced differently, despite being spelled the same. American pasties are pronounced like cute, mini multiples of the word 'paste'. British pasties are pronounced like cute, mini multiples of the word 'past'.
 
2012-09-10 03:37:33 PM

ciberido: Do you know the way to Mordor: What makes this more confusing is that you Americans often describe pizzas as pies, whereas I haven't heard anyone else doing so

1) That IS the origin of the word.
2) By what reasoning is it NOT a pie?


The origin of the word butter is "cow cheese". Do you refer to butter as cheese?
 
2012-09-10 03:53:17 PM
One of the things I miss most about Madison,WI is Miles Teddywedgers on State St., if only they would ship those golden brown pasties out to us folk who move away from all that snow and cold.

I know there is a place in Tempe and Mesa AZ, one in each, called "Cornish Pasty Co" but they do not ship either, they say that they are to busy now and mail order would cut into the quality and they don't have time for it.

That thing sgleason818 linked to is not a pasty that is a meat pie or something, looks like it is wrapped in a big dinner roll, nothing like a pasty. those look like Hot Pockets, yuck!
 
2012-09-10 04:11:19 PM

Perducci: "It's like calling a Big Mac a beef sandwich."

Umm... that's pretty accurate, actually. It's not the perfect description, but as a simple introduction for someone who is unfamiliar with the product, it would be a useful guideline.

I think I've probably described pasties as "like meat pies" to North American friends who are unfamiliar with them. Cheese and onion is one of my favourites, so I know full well that they aren't just meat. Why say "A selection of fillings wrapped in pastry in a handheld size" when you could say "Meat pie" and be 90% of the way there?


afaik McD do call the bits of meat in bread that they sell `sandwiches`
 
2012-09-10 04:41:57 PM

orbister: The origin of the word butter is "cow cheese". Do you refer to butter as cheese?


I probably would, if 314 million other people did, especially when I was talking to them.
 
2012-09-10 06:12:34 PM
The correct name for those things is "Hot Pocket".
 
2012-09-10 06:25:40 PM

RoyFokker'sGhost: Pasties are serious business in Wales; it's like the national food. They take pasties as serious as Philidephians take cheesesteaks or Manhattanites take pizza.

I mean, it's not like the Welsh have any other contributions to the world to be proud of...


i446.photobucket.com

...disagrees
 
2012-09-10 07:35:05 PM

OgreMagi: The correct name for those things is "Hot Pocket".


You be quiet, Gaffigan.
 
2012-09-11 01:24:55 AM

Ehcks: So why does a cornish pasty show up when I search wikipedia for meat pies?


Because wikipedia is wrong. Pasties and pies are very different. I love pies, but I think pasties are gross. It's not just the what they are surrounded by. They have very different ingredients.
 
2012-09-11 01:27:56 AM

ciberido: bungle_jr: ftfa (paraphrased) a pastie has more in it than meat.

I think the key points were:

1) A pasty is a filling wrapped in a pastry, as opposed to a pie, which is a filling wrapped in a pie crust.
2) The filling is more than just meat (which, as you already pointed out, is true but ridiculous, as the same holds true for pies)

Meh. I'll worry about calling their food by the correct names when the Brits stop calling cookies "biscuits."


But they are biscuits! Heathen.
 
2012-09-11 03:03:11 AM
ciberido:
Meh. I'll worry about calling their food by the correct names when the Brits stop calling cookies "biscuits."


I'll worry about calling their food by the correct names when I determine that it's even worthy of being called "food"
 
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