So... What do the Brits call an English Muffin anyway?

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  1. FenderBigot

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    Sorry for the Tweedbucket type post, but my girlfriend and I were wondering if ya'll just call it a muffin? And if you do, then what do you call a traditional cake-like breakfast muffin? Is that an American Muffin over there? :huh

    What the heck is a crumpet since we're on the subject of breakfast breads?
     
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    Maybe they call them "English muffins".

    After all, we call American cheese "American Cheese"
     
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    DOH! :bonk

    Well then... What do the Swiss call white cheese with holes in it???
     
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    if you're really after a bit of fun - ask them about the colloquial meanings of muffin and crumpet! ;)
     
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    Going out on a limb here...but....maybe...just maybe.....Swiss Cheese?
     
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    My head is about to explode!!!!
     
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    In Canada we call American cheese processed cheese.
     
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    We call it guv'nt cheese
     
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    when I was over there, mostly in Southern England (I think), I was served scones with jam and clotted cream and tea. The scones resembled American English muffins more than they did American scones...perhaps its a regional thing
     
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    Crumpet.......a term used to describe "a bit of alright" or as more commonly used here in the US...a hottie!

    As in "She's a right bit of crumpet"

    It also has a sexual undertone when said in the right way, you'll have to add a lecherous voice while saying this, but the expression "I fancy a bit of crumpet. If you know what I mean!?" comes to mind....implying that you wanna get some. I've been gone a while, but I am sure my fellow Brits can enlighten us to any other uses. I would not be surprised if it's gone from general use as there are most certainly a lot of Americanisms that have crept into the English language too due to film and TV.

    And crumpets are just awesome covered in melting butter......now that's an image!

    And unsurprisingly when talking about muffins....

    "Despite being widely known as an historic English recipe, they are nowadays less widely eaten than crumpets, teacakes or scones, but they are available in some British supermarkets, where they are usually sold simply as muffins"

    I'll let someone else embarrass themselves with a fuller alternate meaning :)
     
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    mad cow cheese?
     
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    Australian toaster biscuits.
     
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    They call them Frank :jo
     
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