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(Wikipedia)   This has also been bugging me. Milky Way candy bar has 3 components: the nougat, caramel and chocolate. Three Musketeers on the other hand only has 2: nougat and chocolate. Their names should be swapped. What other things do you think are misnamed?   (en.wikipedia.org) divider line
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2021-03-08 7:26:31 PM  
3 Musketeers originally came with chocolate strawberry and vanilla nuggets.  That is where the name came from.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/3_Mus​k​eteers_(chocolate_bar)
 
2021-03-08 7:28:12 PM  
// thread

Haha, subby is a millennial.
 
2021-03-08 7:29:36 PM  
I hate that if I want a proper Mars bar I have to pay import prices.

/totes worth it
 
2021-03-08 7:34:53 PM  

clark w: 3 Musketeers originally came with chocolate strawberry and vanilla nuggets.  That is where the name came from.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/3_Musk​eteers_(chocolate_bar)


Wiki says the formula changed during WW2 due to supply rationing.

There were a lot of generations after 1944, grandpa.
 
2021-03-08 7:36:04 PM  
Almond Joy.

There's no joy in that candy bar.
 
2021-03-08 7:37:57 PM  
Every college sports conference with the pattern 'Big nnn', where nnn is always a number NOT indicating the number of members.
 
2021-03-08 7:39:46 PM  

NateAsbestos: clark w: 3 Musketeers originally came with chocolate strawberry and vanilla nuggets.  That is where the name came from.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/3_Musk​eteers_(chocolate_bar)

Wiki says the formula changed during WW2 due to supply rationing.

There were a lot of generations after 1944, grandpa.


Yeah, but it's the millennials who announce things they just learned like they are the first to know these things.
 
2021-03-08 7:43:16 PM  
Biscuits in England. This is not a Biscuit...it's a Cookie. You're wrong England. Wrong. You got a perfectly good word (Cookie) to use but you get out of your lane and call a scone type thingy a BISCUIT.
 
2021-03-08 7:44:08 PM  

gopher321: Almond Joy.

There's no joy in that candy bar.


Sometimes you feel like a joy.  Sometimes you don't.
 
2021-03-08 7:44:15 PM  

optikeye: Biscuits in England. This is not a Biscuit...it's a Cookie. You're wrong England. Wrong. You got a perfectly good word (Cookie) to use but you get out of your lane and call a scone type thingy a BISCUIT.


Honestly, considering that English cookies are usually hard and crunchy, I'm ok with this one.
 
2021-03-08 7:56:02 PM  
I have it from a reliable source that babies are not, in fact, an ingredient in Baby Ruth bars.
 
2021-03-08 7:57:28 PM  

naughtyrev: I lived in London for several years, travelled back and forth from there to Chicago and such, spent a lot of time on the continent. There were two things that caused great confusion. Biscuits and fannies. Neither is really a confusion that can be solved with a quick "oops, sorry".


When I worked for McAfee years ago, one of the UK based virus researchers came to Texas for a training stint, and just about fell out of my car laughing as we passed a Jiffy Lube oil change place on the way out to lunch.

Jiffy is a British condom brand.
 
2021-03-08 7:58:05 PM  

wet drum sandwich: I have it from a reliable source that babies are not, in fact, an ingredient in Baby Ruth bars.


That's what they WANT you to think...
 
2021-03-08 8:04:11 PM  

optikeye: Biscuits in England. This is not a Biscuit...it's a Cookie. You're wrong England. Wrong. You got a perfectly good word (Cookie) to use but you get out of your lane and call a scone type thingy a BISCUIT.


That and lift, boot, bonnet, chips, lorry...considering that they allegedly invented the language they have twisted it around.
Oh, and when I say "twisted it around" some Brit is probably going to correct me and say it should be "gone millywobbles" or something like that.
 
2021-03-08 8:13:14 PM  
Parkways and Driveways
 
2021-03-08 8:28:35 PM  
I never snickered eating one of those. Payday? It COST money! $100,000 bar has five too many zeros.
Charleston Chew? Meh. Coulda been the Texas Tommy...or The Shimmy. The Shimmy? Hell yeah, The Shimmy!

"Gimme a Shimmy Bar!"

THAT would've sold millions more. But they went with Charleston. Farking idiots.

Carnation Instant Breakfast Bar? Spot on...no misleading BS there. Twix? Well, that's just fun to say. Whatchamacallit? Brilliant.
 
2021-03-08 8:28:52 PM  

optikeye: Biscuits in England. This is not a Biscuit...it's a Cookie. You're wrong England. Wrong. You got a perfectly good word (Cookie) to use but you get out of your lane and call a scone type thingy a BISCUIT.


Biscuit is the English word from the French meaning of "Twice cooked", so it is correct.

It's our language. It was fine when we gave it to you. Don't blame us just because you broke it.
 
2021-03-08 8:29:58 PM  

markie_farkie: naughtyrev: I lived in London for several years, travelled back and forth from there to Chicago and such, spent a lot of time on the continent. There were two things that caused great confusion. Biscuits and fannies. Neither is really a confusion that can be solved with a quick "oops, sorry".

When I worked for McAfee years ago, one of the UK based virus researchers came to Texas for a training stint, and just about fell out of my car laughing as we passed a Jiffy Lube oil change place on the way out to lunch.

Jiffy is a British condom brand.


I was friends with a German exchange student in high school. She came over for dinner and we were having burgers. When I pulled the ketchup out of the fridge, she read "Give Heinz a Squeeze" on the bottle and fell on the floor laughing. That day I learned that "Heinz" is German slang for penis.
 
2021-03-08 8:31:01 PM  

Carter Pewterschmidt: It's our language. It was fine when we gave it to you. Don't blame us just because you broke it.


Oh well, you're just the cat's pajamas there. I suppose you're trying to curry favour with the smart guys here.
 
2021-03-08 8:37:42 PM  
Sausage rolls and pigs in blankets.

This are sausage rolls.
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These are pigs in blankets.
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To me it is obvious that they have the wrong names.

The pastry around the sausage is a blanket. That should be a pig in a blanket.

The bacon is rolled around the sausage. That should be a sausage roll.

Change my mind.
 
2021-03-08 8:44:23 PM  

Carter Pewterschmidt: Sausage rolls and pigs in blankets.

This are sausage rolls.
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These are pigs in blankets.
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To me it is obvious that they have the wrong names.

The pastry around the sausage is a blanket. That should be a pig in a blanket.

The bacon is rolled around the sausage. That should be a sausage roll.

Change my mind.


I have honestly always heard them called the way you say they should be called.
 
2021-03-08 9:08:17 PM  
My boss has never once given me a payday bar.
 
2021-03-08 9:24:13 PM  

blastoh: optikeye: Biscuits in England. This is not a Biscuit...it's a Cookie. You're wrong England. Wrong. You got a perfectly good word (Cookie) to use but you get out of your lane and call a scone type thingy a BISCUIT.

Honestly, considering that English cookies are usually hard and crunchy, I'm ok with this one.


Uh, you might be talking to the wrong kind of ladies in English pubs.
 
2021-03-08 9:26:41 PM  
Well done, optikeye...you threw a perfectly good candy bar thread into the weeds of dry Brit biscuits, which attracted Carter who then got so farking jelly that a German Heinz joke might be funny--it was--that he just had to chime in with...what farking else? BRITISH sausages and more knackered lessons in the weird names of Brit snacks. Lemme remind you that everybody knows that proper pigs-in-blankets are wrapped in the cozy fluffy covers of canned Pillsbury crescent roll dough. Baked just so.

This has become an Old World grievance sausage fest.

I'll remind you that this is America. You can take your nationalistic cased-pig bits argument and start an appropriate thread that is not one founded on candy bar names.

Hint: German sausage wins. And it's not even close.

But I'll give you spanner. That's a great word...but doesn't verb particularly well, now does it?
 
2021-03-08 9:31:52 PM  

optikeye: Biscuits in England. This is not a Biscuit...it's a Cookie. You're wrong England. Wrong. You got a perfectly good word (Cookie) to use but you get out of your lane and call a scone type thingy a BISCUIT.


I still love that they... dislike... the French, but eggplant*? nope: AUBERGENE.

* - not the greatest jibe, given that Eggplant is kinda stupid too.
 
2021-03-08 9:33:49 PM  

seelorq: I'll remind you that this is America. You can take your nationalistic cased-pig bits argument and start an appropriate thread that is not one founded on candy bar names.


The headline gives an example of a chocolate bar, but then asks "what other things are misnamed". Not "what other candy bars".
 
2021-03-08 9:42:01 PM  

seelorq: But I'll give you spanner. That's a great word...but doesn't verb particularly well, now does it?


Kind of throws a monkey wrench in the works.
 
2021-03-08 9:55:41 PM  
The Third Musketeer... is love.
 
2021-03-08 10:15:19 PM  

seelorq: I never snickered eating one of those. Payday? It COST money! $100,000 bar has five too many zeros.
Charleston Chew? Meh. Coulda been the Texas Tommy...or The Shimmy. The Shimmy? Hell yeah, The Shimmy!

"Gimme a Shimmy Bar!"

THAT would've sold millions more. But they went with Charleston. Farking idiots.

Carnation Instant Breakfast Bar? Spot on...no misleading BS there. Twix? Well, that's just fun to say. Whatchamacallit? Brilliant.


Kit Kat bars do not, in fact, contain any significant amount of Kcat.
 
2021-03-08 10:33:33 PM  

Carter Pewterschmidt: seelorq: I'll remind you that this is America. You can take your nationalistic cased-pig bits argument and start an appropriate thread that is not one founded on candy bar names.

The headline gives an example of a chocolate bar, but then asks "what other things are misnamed". Not "what other candy bars".


I'm gonna blame subby, who kinda buried the lede with the ole rope-a-dope by lulling us into candy complacency for two-and-a-half lines...two-and-a-half! By then I was frothing at the mouth to unleash decades of candy-related grievances...I don't even remember reading the last bit. Subby is just cruel.
 
2021-03-08 10:43:20 PM  

blastoh: Carter Pewterschmidt: Sausage rolls and pigs in blankets.

This are sausage rolls.
[Fark user image image 850x576]

These are pigs in blankets.
[Fark user image image 474x267]

To me it is obvious that they have the wrong names.

The pastry around the sausage is a blanket. That should be a pig in a blanket.

The bacon is rolled around the sausage. That should be a sausage roll.

Change my mind.

I have honestly always heard them called the way you say they should be called.


clearly you are american
 
2021-03-08 10:43:32 PM  

TommyDeuce: seelorq: I never snickered eating one of those. Payday? It COST money! $100,000 bar has five too many zeros.
Charleston Chew? Meh. Coulda been the Texas Tommy...or The Shimmy. The Shimmy? Hell yeah, The Shimmy!

"Gimme a Shimmy Bar!"

THAT would've sold millions more. But they went with Charleston. Farking idiots.

Carnation Instant Breakfast Bar? Spot on...no misleading BS there. Twix? Well, that's just fun to say. Whatchamacallit? Brilliant.

Kit Kat bars do not, in fact, contain any significant amount of Kcat.


Yet more British chicanery. Per Wiki:

Use of the name Kit Kat or Kit Cat for a type of food goes back to the 18th century, when mutton pies known as a Kit Kat were served at meetings of the political Kit-Cat Club in London owned by pastry chef Christopher Catling.[5]
The origins of what is now known as the Kit Kat brand go back to 1911, when Rowntree's, a confectionery company based in York, trademarked the terms Kit Cat and Kit Kat. The names were not used immediately and Kit Kat first appeared in the 1920s, when Rowntree's launched a brand of boxed chocolates entitled Kit Cat. This continued into the 1930s, when Rowntree's shifted focus and production onto its Black Magic and Dairy Box brands. With the promotion of alternative products, the Kit Cat brand decreased and was eventually discontinued.[6] The original four-finger bar was developed after a worker at Rowntree's York Factory put a suggestion in a recommendation box for a snack that "a man could take to work in his pack".[7] The bar launched on 29 August 1935, under the title of Rowntree's Chocolate Crisp (priced at 2d), and was sold in London and throughout southern England.[8]
 
2021-03-08 10:53:14 PM  

I am Tom Joad's Complete Lack of Surprise: optikeye: Biscuits in England. This is not a Biscuit...it's a Cookie. You're wrong England. Wrong. You got a perfectly good word (Cookie) to use but you get out of your lane and call a scone type thingy a BISCUIT.

I still love that they... dislike... the French, but eggplant*? nope: AUBERGENE.

* - not the greatest jibe, given that Eggplant is kinda stupid too.



when the Solanum melongena vegetable made its way to england in the 1700s the common cultivar looked like this:

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-less confused?


you can still easily grow and eat many "eggplants" today:
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2021-03-08 10:55:09 PM  
They called them red onions when they are purple.

The airplane says it's grilled chicken and, it has grill marks on it but how can that be if there's not a grill on the plane?

Why do they call it eating pussy? I've never gotten full

The beefsteak tomato is actual vegan

Lastly, these eggs have been poached:
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2021-03-08 11:02:51 PM  
There's a guy who is blind and uses echo location to get around. There's a guy who has all these crazy gadgets and takes insane risks. One is the Batman, and the other Daredevil.
 
2021-03-08 11:09:56 PM  
There is no butter or fingers in a Butterfinger.
 
2021-03-08 11:09:57 PM  
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2021-03-08 11:14:57 PM  
M&Ms could be W&Ws or maybe even 3&3s
 
2021-03-08 11:22:39 PM  

Vlad_the_Inaner: M&Ms could be W&Ws or maybe even 3&3s


I got a few of n&n's just the other day.
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2021-03-08 11:46:37 PM  
Antipasta

I know it's correct, but my first reaction is Anti = Against; it should be Ante = preceding.
 
2021-03-09 12:01:42 AM  

Famishus: Antipasta

I know it's correct, but my first reaction is Anti = Against; it should be Ante = preceding.


it is anti like anticipate

antipasto
anti = before
pasto = meal
 
2021-03-09 12:10:38 AM  
Hershey's 5th Avenue bar tastes nothing like the real 5th Avenue.
 
2021-03-09 12:22:58 AM  
Zagnut.
 
2021-03-09 12:46:28 AM  

markie_farkie: naughtyrev: I lived in London for several years, travelled back and forth from there to Chicago and such, spent a lot of time on the continent. There were two things that caused great confusion. Biscuits and fannies. Neither is really a confusion that can be solved with a quick "oops, sorry".

When I worked for McAfee years ago, one of the UK based virus researchers came to Texas for a training stint, and just about fell out of my car laughing as we passed a Jiffy Lube oil change place on the way out to lunch.

Jiffy is a British condom brand.


I seem to recall hearing that Wendy's fast food franchises never caught on in England, supposedly because of their 'Biggie' fries.

Apparently, in Blighty, a 'biggie' is what a toddler calls his poo.

Though, honestly, in that case, I have trouble accepting that it's the fries ('chips') that are misnamed.
 
2021-03-09 12:56:46 AM  

Carter Pewterschmidt: These are pigs in blankets.


In some quarters, e.g. parts of Ohio, that name refers to cabbage rolls (or sarma if you're Serbian).

My contribution to the thread is the (former?) restaurant chain Eat 'n Park.  The name's totally backward!  First you park, THEN you eat!
 
2021-03-09 1:00:26 AM  
Girls scout cookies are NOT made from ....
 
2021-03-09 1:34:01 AM  

Carter Pewterschmidt: Sausage rolls and pigs in blankets.

This are sausage rolls.
[Fark user image 850x576]

These are pigs in blankets.
[Fark user image 474x267]

To me it is obvious that they have the wrong names.

The pastry around the sausage is a blanket. That should be a pig in a blanket.

The bacon is rolled around the sausage. That should be a sausage roll.

Change my mind.


that is not a pig in a blanket, that's a sausage in bacon. sausages inside a rolled pancake is pigs in blanket. at least that's how it's sold and served at IHOP and diners all across 'murica.
 
2021-03-09 2:09:38 AM  

seelorq: Carter Pewterschmidt: seelorq: I'll remind you that this is America. You can take your nationalistic cased-pig bits argument and start an appropriate thread that is not one founded on candy bar names.

The headline gives an example of a chocolate bar, but then asks "what other things are misnamed". Not "what other candy bars".

I'm gonna blame subby, who kinda buried the lede with the ole rope-a-dope by lulling us into candy complacency for two-and-a-half lines...two-and-a-half! By then I was frothing at the mouth to unleash decades of candy-related grievances...I don't even remember reading the last bit. Subby is just cruel.


To be fair the whole sausage roll/pigs in blankets thing has had me in a constant state of blind but impotent fury for years. I was just happy to get a chance to air it. My petition to the Prime Minister went nowhere.
 
2021-03-09 2:14:12 AM  

sinko swimo: that is not a pig in a blanket, that's a sausage in bacon. sausages inside a rolled pancake is pigs in blanket. at least that's how it's sold and served at IHOP and diners all across 'murica.


Here they're very much Pigs In Blankets.

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2021-03-09 2:35:16 AM  
Damned if you farkers wouldn't argue about fluffy kittens and soft toilet paper...

.

When using kittens in lieu of said paper mind which way the feet are turned.
 
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