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Fish and Chips

You used to be able to go into your local chippie and if you wanted haddock and chips you just said 'Once' and they knew what you wanted.

'Once With' it was haddock and chips with scraps.

or you could have ' Once With and Once Without' or 'Twice With'.
Get my drift?

Use of this shorthand greatly increased your chip shop street cred.

When I discussed this recently with my sister, who is still resident in LS7, she said I was talking out my arse.

Forest

I asked for 'twice with scraps' last time I was in the chippy and the young lass looked at me daft. Her boss explained it to her.

It was a while ago cos it's too bleeding expensive, almost a fiver for fish and chips now  
carp

What if you don't want haddock?
fartcatcher

carp wrote:
What if you don't want haddock?


you had to pay extra for cod so nobody bought it.

This was as a result of the Cod Wars with Iceland. Not to be confused with the Cold War.
carp

Aghh. I see.
Heyho

It reminds me of a similar story when on holiday in Tenerife with my mate. He goes up to the bar and asks for a 'pint of his best please'. The miserable wanker behind the bar shouts out in one of those terrible Somerset accents 'best, pint of my best, it's all good here lad'. We didn't stay.
Frazier Cranium

Our chippy in Miggy is owned by a couple from Notts I think, but they know the 'once' and 'scraps' lingo fine.

I remember at a Leeds awat game in deepest Lancs in the 80s, at a pub stop with a chippy van nearby, the look of sheer bamboozlement and horror when we were asking for fish in a breadcake.  I think they used the term 'barms' but their reaction was akin to breadcakes being their sister's clunge or something.  Weirdoes.
Grind

You wouldn't need any vinegar.
Nyles O Cranium

Possibly no ketchup either.
Grind

* Barfs *
carp

*shudders*

Had fish and chips last night and D2 had chicken nuggets and chips. 11.00 quid, I said 11.00 quid.
Grind

Were the nuggets whole chickens?
Late Doors

Is there nothing sacred that we cant tarnish with vile filth on here  

Round here Cod was always the fish of default but yep a simple "once" or "Twice" (wi'bits) please was understood by all and still is by the established traditional ones. Not many traditional ones left now  but the best ones are worth searching out. If you don't specify Cod Or Haddock you will more than likely get Pollack, Hake or one of them ugly deep sea beggars from the run o't mill chippies. Lots are run by Asians now who had no idea how to make them a few years ago but now finally seam able to at least produce something edible. One at the end of our road is a classic example. It has been perfectly decent and good value but they have just seen fit to turn it into a sell all, curry, kebab, burger, pizza abomination.  
sheeps

Cod was the norm round here n'all.

Once, twice, three times or whatever would suffice when ordering too. Had a nice big parsley fish cake wi scraps n' a bread cake at dinner time, very nice, could have done two.
Grind

I don't think our local chip shop ever served anything other than cod unless you specifically asked for it.

Much like "The Master Baker" on the corner (where I worked as a nipper early in the mornings and saturdays and was always far too amused to welcome people into the shop with nuggets along the lines of, "The Master Baker has iced buns today.") the chip shop was called The Plaice, even though I doubt they ever served one.
fartcatcher

I'm sure I've mentioned this before but see no reason why i shouldn't bore you all again.

I stopped at our local chippie a couple of years ago and asked for
'Cod and Chips'.
'sorry we've got no cod'.
'Haddock and Chips?'
'sorry we've got no haddock'
in that case 'fishcake and chips'
'sorry we're out of chips, can you wait about ten minutes'

At which point, i walked out the door, stared pointedly at the 'Southam Fish and Chips' sign and left never to return.
sheeps

fartcatcher wrote:
I'm sure I've mentioned this before but see no reason why i shouldn't bore you all again.

I stopped at our local chippie a couple of years ago and asked for
'Cod and Chips'.
'sorry we've got no cod'.
'Haddock and Chips?'
'sorry we've got no haddock'
in that case 'fishcake and chips'
'sorry we're out of chips, can you wait about ten minutes'

At which point, i walked out the door, stared pointedly at the 'Southam Fish and Chips' sign and left never to return.


Rebel.
bearing

sheeps wrote:
fartcatcher wrote:
I'm sure I've mentioned this before but see no reason why i shouldn't bore you all again.

I stopped at our local chippie a couple of years ago and asked for
'Cod and Chips'.
'sorry we've got no cod'.
'Haddock and Chips?'
'sorry we've got no haddock'
in that case 'fishcake and chips'
'sorry we're out of chips, can you wait about ten minutes'

At which point, i walked out the door, stared pointedly at the 'Southam Fish and Chips' sign and left never to return.


Rebel.


Without a Cod...

I used to love the orange chips they used to do in Walsall.
fartcatcher

Quote:
I used to love the orange chips they used to do in Walsall.


Remember them. A Black Country delicacy.

cooked in batter with paprika in i think.

Heston Blumenthal eat your heart out. *

* not literally Heston.
Cutsyke

I thought Cod was the norm ans haddock upon request.

Do they still do specials?
Late Doors

It's strange the Haddock or Cod thing. In Elland and Halifax next door to us its Haddock every time. Is it something to do with the train transportation thing with different lines from the West and East coast serving different towns? Haddock preferring the deeper waters way off coast so maybe only coming in from West and along the Manchester - Halifax - Bradford line as opposed to the Scarbro Cod lines to Leeds-Huddersfield? Dunno, sounds a ropey rationale now ive read it back, anyone with any better theories.

Yep Specials available at most chippies, ask for them at the door as you come in and they're specially done for you. Humongous things though usually
Forest

Fish & chips tea tonight from Oakwood fisheries 4.50 (think they've reduced their prices) excellent crispy batter on the freshly cooked fish and the chips done to perfection.
Dock

Forest wrote:
Fish & chips tea tonight from Oakwood fisheries 4.50 (think they've reduced their prices) excellent crispy batter on the freshly cooked fish and the chips done to perfection.


And an architectural gem to boot. All the frontage is original Art Deco. Er, I think. It's been like that for as long as I can remember anyway.

Late Doors

Handsome, looks Deco to me. Mushy Peas ?
Forest

Late Doors wrote:
Handsome, looks Deco to me. Mushy Peas ?


It has a preservation order thingy on it.

Mushy peas usually but not last night.

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