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By sociallyawkward - / Wednesday 26 March 2014 18:06 / United Kingdom
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At least you accomplished something :) although maybe next time don't divulge so much information to a random stranger haha.

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Sometimes it's hard to not divulge a lot/ramble when you're trying to get over anxiety. You tend to overcompensate for how nervous you are by being overly friendly and that can lead to word-vomit. Next time try to be a little more selective with what you share, OP! Good luck on your battle though, I also have social anxiety and I know how "normal" things can be a struggle. You can do it :)

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Yes, 65 I was trying to help. I'm American too, and I wasn't being sarcastic. Sad day when people automatically assume someone is being rude. Lol. I seriously meant it as "seeing as it's the UK I'm guessing it's a french fry place."

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64- Wow, way to bring the assholery to a whole new level. Really expressing your American spirit. Does being American really excuse ignorance? That being said, there was a minuscule chance it was an American style chip shop, selling fresh chips, which if you've never tried, should. "Chips" can be called "crisps" in the UK I think, correct me if I'm wrong :)

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Wow, I need to travel more. I didn't know what a chip shop was either. So that's all they sell? French fries? Why are these not in America??

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We have some in Canada, partially because poutine is crazy awesome, and they also sell those, but fries are a major ingredient in that. Usually shops like that branch out though, like fish and chips kind of deal.

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#82 they sell chips (fries) but they're really chunky ones not like skinny mcdonalds chips, battered fish, battered sausage, burgers etc. Some sell kebabs and pizzas, some are run by Chinese people and sell Chinese food too, and if you're really lucky you find ones that sell Mars bars in batter.

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69, I think that's right too. Chips like lays potato chips are called crisps and "chips" means big hunks of potato as a fry. And can't cookies be called biscuits?

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98- There are a LOT of Mosquitos in India. A lot more than America or the UK. It isn't a stereotype. You are very smart- NOT!

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#28: It depends on which city you visit. My sister went on a rotary trip a few years back and ended up staying in a hotel that would make the Russian hotels look like the Hilton. She was mooned at a restaurant by more than one man who shouted that American politics and citizens aren't welcome in India. She was left in the middle of nowhere in a hot van for about an hour when she was trying to get to a meeting with the rest of the rotary members. I can't remember which city she was in, but f

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Sorry to hear that!! But I guess she was just treated bad! My family owns a house in India so I don't have to depend on people to take me to places! But yeah hospitality sucks in India!! Unless you are staying with a family instead of a hotel! Because I took a friend to India with me and she loved it because I was there taking care of her! But as I said hospitality is not so good in India (well in some part of India).

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Yeah....I don't think so. I wouldn't pay for a $500 or whatever trip for pretty much anyone, not to mention people I just met. Pay their own ticket!

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On the offchance that this isn't sarcasm/some attempt at wit chip shops are places that sell you food with "fries" on the side, such as battered fish/sausages, or curries or other things like that. Chips are thicker than french fries and more soft, I'd say.

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#17 Chips can be a whole meal by themselves. And battered makes it sound a lot more posh than the fish actually is

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Never heard of chips as the whole meal before, I guess it's different here in Northern Ireland. Well how do you guys batter your fish/sausages?

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beer batter or a little vinegar in the mix. add some tumeric to the cod or haddock n garam masala in the batter for spicy twist on battered fish. mmmmm.

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Wow, I'm glad you guys cleared that one up. I forgot that fries are called chips in other areas. I am a little sad though. I was really hoping there was some kind of store that was dedicated to selling nothing but Doritos.

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Seems really strange sometimes to realise how different things are. In Australia chip shop or chippy is a regular part of out vocabulary.

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In Canada we pour gravy and cheese curds on top and call it poutine. Because deep fried potatoes were just too healthy.

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