Tuesday, 7 April 2020

F is for Favourite Food







I expect my high standards from my hoomans especially when it comes to food. They provide me with a decent enough diet - there's no supermarket own brand gloop, they share morsels from their own plates and I get the occasional treat.

It's true I aspire to those little tin foil trays that you see the posh boy cats eating from on the tellybox - I mean, the other day I saw an advert for cat food terrine. Terrine! I'm not sure what terrine is but even so TERRINE! I get tin foil trays occasionally as a special treat or on my birthday. But my favourite food is prawns, although I'm only a few at a time.

Here follows a prawn lesson. Pay attention, I will be asking questions later.

My American friends call prawns shrimp, unless they're very big and then they're called prawns. We British call shrimp prawns and prawns prawns although we do sometimes call those small brownish prawns (that's the American shrimp) shrimps and the big prawns (prawns in USA) king prawns or jumbo prawns. Sooo, prawns can be shrimps and shrimps can be prawns or they could be both at the same time.

Australia, New Zealand and some Commonwealth countries tend to use the British definition. When Australian comedian Paul Hogan used the phrase, “I'll slip an extra shrimp on the barbie for you” in an American television advertisement, it was intended to make what he was saying easier for his American audience to understand, but was not what an Australian would typically say, they would say prawn.

I'm glad I've been able to clear that up for you... 🤣 🍤 🤣 🍤 🤣 🍤


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13 comments:

  1. Thank you for the lesson! A little bit complicated, you British are much more smart to use only one word! I'm afraid we Frenchies use a lot of word too: crevettes, gambas, langoustine, but hey, they are so good!!

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    1. LOVE prawns and crevettes, gambas, langoustine! My old woman said one of the best meals she has ever eaten was a langoustine dish she had while on holiday in Brittany.

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  2. Oddly enough, through blogging, I've learned a lot of these differences - not only in terms, but in pronunciation (bay-sil vs. bah-sil).

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    1. As my old woman says, 'USA and UK are two nations divided by a common language.' She thinks that's funny but then she is weird!

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  3. Oh, my fat cat Benny LOVES shrimp! He has never had prawns. Ha ha! His favorite food is what we call "golden cans" of tuna and shrimp, with little pink shrimp on the top. Also, there are freeze dried shrimp treats he goes wild for. Funny think when you think of it, shrimp is certainly not a cat's natural diet! One of the oddest, to me, differences is how our "first floor" is actually that, while you have to go upstairs to get to the "first floor," which makes it the "second floor" doesn't it?

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    1. Ah, you say tomayto and I say tomahto! As for "floors", my old woman thinks the US version is more logical!

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  4. Oh, that's interesting about the 'shrimp on the barbie'. Thank you for clarifying. Well done. You deserve a big, juicy prawn. :)

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    1. Yes, please. In fact, I think I deserve several juicy prawns!

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  5. I am currently reading your book and I know you love prawns :)

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    1. I hope you are enjoying my words of wisdom (ha ha). Thank you for buying it. xxx

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  6. Pardon me but I must say that your diet lacks for nothing! Our cat Lucy favors fishy food and we strive to reach her high expectations! I think your family does the same! Cheers Sweet Toffee!

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    1. I'm glad that Lucy has staff that strive to give her the food she wants!

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  7. I think I'm still confused over the difference between shrimp and prawns! hahaha. I loooove shrimp and/or prawns, but I love lobster even more. Now I'm hungry for seafood.

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