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The following words are AmE as far as I know. Are they used in BrE? Cookies Pick-up truck
Sep 13, 2018 2:50 PM
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We do say "cookies", but only to refer to one certain type of product. In fact, the British equivalent of the American term "cookie" is "biscuit" ( not to be confused with what Americans call "biscuits", which is a softish leavened bread/scone-like product often eaten for breakfast). The BrE "biscuit" is a general term corresponding mainly to the "cookie" - these can be round or oblong, sweet, flat, dry and crunchy, usually about two inches across. Our most popular ones are often covered in chocolate or a 'sandwich' type, with a creamy filling between two layers of biscuit. They usually come in packets of a dozen or more, and usually crunch when you eat them. For BrE speakers, "cookies" are a very specific type of biscuit. They're always round, and are nearly always larger than other biscuits - up to 3 or 4 inches across. They're also softer and crumblier, often contain chocolate chips, raisins or similar, and may be bought singly. They're less regular round the edges than ordinary biscuits and have a more 'homemade' look - they also crumble when you bite into them. Here are some examples of BrE biscuits: https://www.italianfood.net/2014/11/10/biscuits-becoming-snack/ This is what we call 'cookies' in BrE: https://www.landolakes.com/recipe/18134/five-star-chocolate-chip-cookies/
September 13, 2018
I'm American . I've never heard a British person say 'cookie' (to refer to what they call a 'biscuit') or 'pick-up', either on TV or in real-life, though they are both understood.
September 13, 2018
This is a good question as I haven't heard British people say pick up truck. But British people do say truck, 4x4s and SUVs. Yes we say cookies and also biscuits.
September 13, 2018
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