Mrs. Todd’s Class ‘The Roadrunners’
are from North Carolina in the USA.
They have a blog called
They are learning about other countries
and other cultures.
Hi there Roadrunners,
If any of you were coming to visit us here in Ireland,
the different way
we use English might make things a bit confusing.
If you asked for a scone this is what we would give you:
We would serve it with jam and cream.
By jam we mean jelly.
Mmm, this looks like raspberry.
If you asked for jelly, we would give you this;
We call these crisps
Though we wouldn’t eat them with a knife and fork,
we might put them in a sandwich.
We call these chips:
unless we are in McDonald’s, in which case
we call them ‘french fries’.
We think it is interesting, that
although both the Irish
and the Americans speak English,
they speak if differently.
Click on this link if you want to read more
about the food we eat in Ireland.