On Tuesday evening I watched NCIS, one of the few shows left on television that I still generally find entertaining. In the show, a British intelligence officer is visiting and is referring to what we Americans call "chips" with the British term "crisps." This forms the basis of some banter between the Brit and the regular cast. In one scene, one of the regulars gets him a bag of them from the vending machines.
This week, a British colleague is visiting us here in America. We were talking briefly about international travel and food. He mentioned a visit to China that involved subsisting on "Snickers and crisps"from the vending machines.
Sometimes, life imitates art.