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Chili con carne


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20 minutes ago, stephen129 said:

Ah, I was trying to find a thread like that. Chilli with one 'l' rather than two.

 

Yep. I usually spell it with two 'l's, but there are more American members than others and most of them seem to tend to use the one 'l' version. Look out for 'chile', too, although as far as I'm concerned that's a country!

 

Ideally the search function should detect both spellings  irrespective of which you use (as do most popular search engine, such as Google, Bing etc), but our search function here lacks some functionality.

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Chile with an e on the end refers to the actual product such as a jalapeno chile or serrano chile. Chili with one "l" and an "i" on the end refers to the finished dish which doesn't contain beans in Texas but also to that stuff served over spaghetti in Cleveland. Chilli with two "l"s means you have sent too much time in southern Asia or the British empire. We'll make a Texan out of you soon enough!

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53 minutes ago, MarkinHouston said:

Chile with an e on the end refers to the actual product such as a jalapeno chile or serrano chile. Chili with one "l" and an "i" on the end refers to the finished dish which doesn't contain beans in Texas but also to that stuff served over spaghetti in Cleveland. Chilli with two "l"s means you have sent too much time in southern Asia or the British empire. We'll make a Texan out of you soon enough!

 

Maybe in your dialect. In fact,  chili is used more than chile to refer to the 'actual product'. Chilli is the most common English spelling world-wide. I think perhaps you spend too much time in the US.

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