wicked woman wrote:I've learned that it's snap because it's in a snap-tin. I always thought it was the other way round. 60 years I've had that wrong. (Snap is a workmans packed lunch.)
Local(ish) words for things are a fertile ground... There's "Bait" well, it's pronounced like that but I think it must be spelled "bite" as it also means a workman's packed lunch.
I had a moment of confusion a while ago when I stopped at a cafe somewhere in the Nottinghamshire area, asked for a bacon sandwich and was asked if I wanted it in a cob.
Now, where I grew up a cob was a crusty bread roll - not what I would have initially expected a bacon butty to be in; then the waitress showed me a soft-crust bread bun - what's called a breadcake in Yorkshire (where I now live)
... and don't get me started on buns....