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It would seem that at every edit, this article becomes more and more watered down in content. Some of the early entries are far more powerful in their description of the article and the (social) relevance around it. Maybe we need to bulk it back up a bit?RichardLowther 17:19, 13 October 2007 (UTC)

I'd remove the comment about it requiring tomato sauce or rather than it contains it by default. A "Chip butty" is just chips in a sandwich alone. Sure it "can" contain more, but that is the base. Enverex 23:45, 17 October 2006 (UTC)

I've never heared of a fish & chip shop being called a "Fish 'ole" before... Nadim Scolris 09:30, 28 November 2006 (UTC)

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Real chip butty.

A chip butty should only be made with awful supermarket white bread, lots of butter, as many chips piled inside as possible, and after it is assembled it absolutely must be leaned on and crushed down hard to form the chips inside into a homogeneous mass!

I think this article really should be 'Chip sandwich', "butty" is really a localisation from North West UK. --BMT 18:54, 9 April 2007 (UTC)

I beg to differ. "Sandwich" is an effete Southern variation. The chip butty was invented up North. andy 20:27, 9 May 2007 (UTC)

"Chip Sandwich" indeed! Rubbish. I'm in South Wales, and chips between two slices of bread make a butty. Emartuk 14:52, 4 September 2007 (UTC)

OK, I'm not really trying to change your respective ways of life! However "butty" IS a localisation and Wikipedia provides an international view i.e.WP:CSB. This can be seen by comparing Butty and Sandwich --BMT 12:20, 19 September 2007 (UTC)
I'm from Liverpool and have heard butty used for all types of sandwiches. My father (originally from Bradford, North East England) had never heard the term when he moved to the North West in the 1950's. It's more widely known now, I think. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 14:24, 16 October 2007 (UTC)
I live in Devon and it's "chip butty" here too. Totnesmartin (talk) 13:57, 19 December 2007 (UTC)

Im from the north east and Ive always known it as a chip butty, but I now live in Bolton in the north west and the term is never used, instead its chip barm. People apparently dont even know what a butty is here, I asked for one in a chip shop when I first got here and got a really funny look, same thing happened to me in blackpool a few years earlier, so its not just bolton. (talk) 23:00, 19 January 2008 (UTC)

I'm a Wiltshire lad and its most definately a butty. Whether in Wiltshire, the south coast (where my mothers from) and birmingham (where my dad's from and i'm at uni) its always a butty. It might be an english localisation but its not any part of england. Long live the Butty. (talk) 20:42, 9 June 2008 (UTC)

I'm from the South of England and to me "chip" and "butty" are inseparable in this context: I've never heard the term "chip sandwich". This doesn't mean the latter is wrong or that there are not parts of the world that enjoy chip sandwiches but I suspect that the idea is more likely to have spread from the North of England and that therefore the original term is not "localization" but that "sandwich", if anything, is the adaptation. "Barm" (above) may also be an original but where I've often heard of "butty" used by bemused tourists outside the UK I've never heard "barm". IMO "chip butty" deserves its separate WP article because WP is here to explain these odd terms...internationally.--Jobowo (talk) 18:31, 19 October 2008 (UTC)
A barm cake is the Northwest name for a flat bun properly made with yeast from brewing (barm). (To Yorkshire people, this may be a tea cake.) Chip sandwich? Never heard of it. Chip butty (or chip barm in parts of the NW UK) are the terms. A chip butty can be made with sliced bread, but a chip barm has to be a barm cake. Also found are sugar butty and conny-onny butty, neither of which are called sandwiches either. Peridon (talk) 18:48, 19 October 2008 (UTC)

I've never heard it called 'chip sandwich'. As far as I know, the name 'chip butty' derives from the Welsh for friend, pal, etc: 'but' - an old term originating in the mines. Chips surrounded by bread friends? Or a chip-bread concoction that is a friend? Who knows. But a rename to 'chip sandwich' would be like renaming Battenberg cake to 'marzipan-covered checked bicolour sponge'. --Dancraggs 17:50, 10 June 2010 (UTC)

How can this be [An]"..article [is] about the sandwich made using french-fried potatoes." If chips(or chipped potatoes) are french fried then so are roast poatatoes, the size of the cut totally effect the taste, texture and cosistancy. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 09:07, 11 August 2012 (UTC)

The guy living in Bolton saying it is a "chip barm" is citing a totally different thing. I lived in Manchester for most of my life and a "chip barm" is a barm cake with chips on it, not a slice of bread, folded with chips on it. A butty is a piece of bread, buttered and something added ie: sausage, (sausage butty) bacon, (bacon butty) chips, jam etc and folded in half, although contents between two slices is often referred to as a butty too. A barm cake in Manchester is referred to as a muffin in some parts (ie Oldham) although might be slightly different. In Cheshire they often call it a "batch" and a teacake is different again, with currants in it. A commonly used term in Manchester and Liverpool, where it's association became widespread due to Ken Dodd's "jam butty mines". — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 02:29, 2 March 2014 (UTC)

In New Zealand and probably the rest of the "colonies" it's known as a chip sandwhich. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 00:01, 8 July 2015 (UTC)

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Is it at ALL worth noting that the chip butty was a mega-powerup in the video game Earthworm Jim 2, or is that absolutely useless trivia which has no place in the article whatsoever? Just throwin' that out there. ~ Joseph Collins [U|T|C] 05:40, 21 January 2009 (UTC)

I'd say that's the sort of information that might have a place in the video game's article (not sure about that, depends how important it is within the game, I suppose), but not in this article. After all, we don't have Pacman references in a half dozen fruit articles ;-) --Icarus (Hi!) 09:27, 21 January 2009 (UTC)
Maybe we should.... (talk) 12:33, 6 July 2010 (UTC)

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"A classic chip butty made with chips, white bread, butter, and tomato sauce"

Is "white bread" something else in the UK, because this is very clearly rye bread? — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 01:14, 5 May 2017 (UTC)