You all might find this amusing. There are a few places here in Cincinnati that identify as Irish or English pubs, and when I go into one I naturally expect at least an attempt at authenticity, but usually all the Irish or English flag means is, "We're an American bar that serves Guinness." With that said, the other day I left my office to get the payroll money to the bank and there was a place I've driven by several times and had never been in. The sign identifies it as an English pub and they even have a Union Jack flying next to the Stars and Stripes outside. It being supper time or thereabouts and my wife being out for the evening, I figured I would stop in there for a bite.
I sit down and look over the menu and I see fish and chips, so I decide I'll try it. When it arrived, the fish looked good but it was served with what we call chips and not what I would expect to see on the plate in a place with a Brit flag flying outside. I called the server over and explained that I expected fries and she replied, "The menu says fish and chips and that's what you asked for." I said to her, "Fries are called chips over there and they call these crisps." She replied, "I didn't know that. You learn something new every day." I told her that if I see chips on the menu in a place that has a Brit flag by the door and calls itself an English pub, I would expect proper English chips. She went back with my plate and was incredulously telling the cook that I wanted fries and I should have asked for them when I ordered. So why the pretense of the flag and calling it an English pub when you can't even get chips right?