Oh yeah I nearly forgot - we do
have biscuits that aren't dog food - they are these big honkin' doughy things: http://farm1.static.flickr.com/110/2732 ... a96c12.jpg
- What do you kiwis and Brits call them?
Maybe calling some biscuits cookies is regional in the UK? I know where I was (Brighton) I was looking for chocolate chip cookie mix and was laughed at by my host family for calling them cookies. When I made them I was told that they were "lovely" which isn't a word Americans would normally use to describe food and it made me laugh, but I like it.
In fact, lovely is my favorite word and I try to use it as often as possible.
And since Spune mentioned it, why the flup are digestives called digestives? It sounds so clinical and unappetizing, like it's medicine for an upset stomach. I liked them alot though, they are kind of like graham crackers only more addicting. Not surprisingly, I grew quite fond of the ones with chocolate on the one side.