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Reply Sat 5 Apr, 2014 12:55 pm
A bag of potato chips has an opening/chip; after tearing off the bag with the aid of this opening, something throws 'that part' onto the floor and walks on enjoying his potato chips.

Do you have a special name for such a thing in English?:

-He left behind the ___.
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roger
 
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Reply Sat 5 Apr, 2014 12:58 pm
@WBYeats,
Potato chips have crumbs in the bottom of the bag. Sometimes, the crumbs outweigh the chips.
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dalehileman
 
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Reply Sat 5 Apr, 2014 01:29 pm
@WBYeats,
WB try Googling "Illustration parts plastic bag"
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chai2
 
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Reply Sat 5 Apr, 2014 01:46 pm
Litter.

He left behind the litter.
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roger
 
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Reply Sat 5 Apr, 2014 01:54 pm
Yeah. You guys did a better job of reading the question than I.
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McTag
 
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Reply Sat 5 Apr, 2014 02:02 pm
@WBYeats,

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Do you have a special name for such a thing in English?:


No, sorry.
Just the corner of the bag, or the corner of the packet.
Or the tear-off portion.
bobsal u1553115
 
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Reply Sat 5 Apr, 2014 03:14 pm
@WBYeats,
"....the best part, chips suck!"
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JTT
 
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Reply Sat 5 Apr, 2014 06:41 pm
@WBYeats,
A bag of potato chips has an opening/chip; after tearing (something??) off the bag with the aid of this opening, something [SOMEONE???] throws 'that part' onto the floor/ground and walks on enjoying his potato chips.
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I think that the potato chip bags where you live are designed differently than what the respondents so far are used to, WB.

Let me try to describe what I believe a bag is like. I'm not sure I am right on this. Can you provide a picture?

There is an opening in the bag that is covered with a glued on/sealed on cover. A person can peel this back or peel it right off.

If I am right, it could be called a zip strip.
McTag
 
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Reply Sat 5 Apr, 2014 10:39 pm
@JTT,

Potato crisps, here. Not potato chips.
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WBYeats
 
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Reply Sat 5 Apr, 2014 10:42 pm
Thankyou~
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izzythepush
 
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Reply Sun 6 Apr, 2014 02:30 am
@McTag,
McTag wrote:


Quote:
Do you have a special name for such a thing in English?:


No, sorry.
Just the corner of the bag, or the corner of the packet.
Or the tear-off portion.


Or he tore off a fragment.

In Douglas Adam's Meaning Of Liff Didcot has a similar meaning.

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The tiny oddly-shaped bit of card which a ticket inspector cuts out of a ticket with his clipper for no apparent reason. It is a little-known fact that the confetti at Princess Margaret's wedding was made up of thousands of didcots collected by inspectors on the Royal Train.

http://folk.uio.no/alied/TMoL.html#anchorD
contrex
 
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Reply Sun 6 Apr, 2014 03:21 am
@izzythepush,
izzythepush wrote:
In Douglas Adam's Meaning Of Liff

I thought I'd read all of DA's books, but I don't remember that one.
izzythepush
 
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Reply Sun 6 Apr, 2014 06:00 am
@contrex,
It's a book where he gives his own definition of British place names like Didcot and Botley.
Lady Lingiton
 
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Reply Sun 6 Apr, 2014 06:12 am
@izzythepush,
Best start the thread then.
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dalehileman
 
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Reply Sun 6 Apr, 2014 12:28 pm
@WBYeats,
"Corner tear-off" is pretty common per Mac above

https://www.google.ca/#q=Corner+tear-off+parts+bag

but I like "zip-strip" better per JTT

https://www.google.ca/#q=zip-strip+parts+bag
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anonymously99
 
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Reply Sun 6 Apr, 2014 09:24 pm
@WBYeats,
Quote:
A bag of potato chips has an opening/chip; after tearing off the bag with the aid of this opening, something throws 'that part' onto the floor and walks on enjoying his potato chips.

Do you have a special name for such a thing in English?:

-He left behind the ___.


Define "the".
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