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The Hoddle of Coffee: Tottenham Hotspur news and links for Friday, February 14

Fried potatoes!

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Hello, all!

Was courgette v. zucchini competitive? Turns out it wasn’t: zucchini won by 71%, courgette got 20%, and isn’t it a cucumber? received 9% of the vote. Now, for one final attempt at a competition!

Ramble of the Day

This is probably the most cited example of the different American and British food terminology, so I’ll just shoot for it. I’ll also share that I know these terms are quite flexible: the polls this week has proved as much, but I also knew that beforehand.

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For example, I know many British people will call the above fries, and several might call them chips, and that it depends on a few factors. Still, it does beg the question, as I am asking them:

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What do you call the above?

This poll is closed

  • 76%
    (206 votes)
  • 23%
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271 votes total Vote Now

tl;dr: Crisps v. chips!

Links of the Day

Chelsea is the first club to create training schedules that coordinate with players’ menstrual cycles.

Manchester United’s Odion Ighalo is not training with his new teammates during the team’s winter break in Spain over coronavirus concerns.

Hakim Ziyech will join Chelsea from Ajax at the end of the season.

Inter Milan won its first legal battle over Inter Miami over the MLS club’s name, with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office saying Miami did not meet the name’s ownership threshold.

David Squires touches on Tim Cahill, the latest ambassador for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, in his latest cartoon.

Today’s longer read: Suzanne Wrack questions why clubs and the FA have not invested more in women’s football in an effort to match growing interest for The Guardian