We’ve spent an hour discussing and reading about it and we still don’t know what exactly “pudding” means to British people
The explanations on
this post all basically seem to amount to “nobody knows.” I mean I can
wrap my head around it meaning “dessert,” or maybe “mushy things eaten
with a spoon” but there seem to be exceptions of every combination.I mean, just so we’re clear, pudding has ONE definition in America:
It’s flavored, thickened milk. Period. It can come in any flavor but it’s all immediately recognizable, eaten with a spoon or as pie filling.
When both a cake and a damn SAUSAGE can be called “pudding,” it’s time to give up and admit everything
in the UK is pudding. The sky is pudding. The people are pudding. They
drive their puddings to work at the pudding where they earn 11 puddings a
pudding. Sometimes it puddings pudding on pudding and the pudding
puddings, but that’s okay, pudding doesn’t mind because pudding
I ate spaghetti in the UK once. It was basically pudding.
After that my primary sources of nutrition were Diet Pepsi and Lion Bars, because oh god spaghetti pudding was so gross.