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Old 16-04-2016, 16:00   #61
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'must be some other yanks,- we never call glass jars cans!
well that's interesting. I was reading 'and contributing' on a 'canning' thread some months ago and it took me at least three pages to realise they were all talking about jars what a revelation

Then a number insisted that throughout most of the world 'cans' also refer to glass jars silly me. I had no idea.

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well that's interesting. I was reading 'and contributing' on a 'canning' thread some months ago and it took me at least three pages to realise they were all talking about jars what a revelation

Then a number insisted that throughout most of the world 'cans' also refer to glass jars silly me. I had no idea.

Isn't canning in jars using Mason Jars and mostly done at home?
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well that's interesting. I was reading 'and contributing' on a 'canning' thread some months ago and it took me at least three pages to realise they were all talking about jars what a revelation

Then a number insisted that throughout most of the world 'cans' also refer to glass jars silly me. I had no idea.

Oh, you've pointed out a strange usage that I'm familiar with, but I was never struck with how odd it is until your response.

When we buy foods from the shelves in grocery stores, those in metal containers are called cans and those in glass containers are known as jars.

Ironically, the verb "canning" is the homespun activity of sterilizing foods and storing them in glass jars.

Thanks for the insight. I never noticed how weird this was!
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well that's interesting. I was reading 'and contributing' on a 'canning' thread some months ago and it took me at least three pages to realise they were all talking about jars what a revelation

Then a number insisted that throughout most of the world 'cans' also refer to glass jars silly me. I had no idea.

Ok...Youre thinking of Canning (the verb)...thats where you preserve food in sterilized glass mason jars for use over the winter.... Grandma used to do that back on the farm every autumn...

Canned foods (the noun) in American english is usually meant to be store bought foods that are sealed in a metal can...or a mylar bag or even a glass jar for that matter.
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Ok...Youre thinking of Canning (the verb)...thats where you preserve food in sterilized glass mason jars for use over the winter.... Grandma used to do that back on the farm every autumn...

Canned foods (the noun) in American english is usually meant to be store bought foods that are sealed in a metal can...or a mylar bag or even a glass jar for that matter.
'canning' (the verb) where I live refers to putting things in steel cans.

Here we refer to the preserving of food in glass jars as 'Preserving' (the verb). The noun is called 'Preserves'. I, like most people my age gre up on 'preserves' and 'preserving'.

I'm of course referring to 'Australian English' which we call 'Aussie lingo'
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'canning' (the verb) where I live refers to putting things in steel cans.

Here we refer to the preserving of food in glass jars as 'Preserving' (the verb). The noun is called 'Preserves'. I, like most people my age gre up on 'preserves' and 'preserving'.

I'm of course referring to 'Australian English' which we call 'Aussie lingo'
Must be. I can recall my mother-in-law calling it canning 50 yrs. ago and they lived on a farm. Must be Yank English.
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Lol. If I remove the labels from all the cans before setting out, when I get to the destination where can I get replacement labels to put back on the cans? And what is the best glue to use?😉😉


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I would suggest that you NOT eat canned food without making sure that the cans are BPA free...
Another "endocrine disruptor" scaremonger!

I would suggest that you you don't worry too much about BPA in can linings.

https://www.food.gov.uk/science/bpa

FDA Continues to Study BPA
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I would suggest that you NOT eat canned food without making sure that the cans are BPA free...
I would suggest you not worry about BPA, and instead ensure your safety precautions are up to standard to protect against common dihydrogen monoxide. Can be much more dangerous than BPA

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Also don't underestimate the difficulty of getting the labels back on the right side up. Except when you have a catamaran, in which case you may be better of with the labels upside down

Upside or downside isn't too much of a problem. Last time I got them all inside out!!


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Re: Do you take the labels off your cans?

Read up on the history of food preservation. "Canning" was the process used to preserve food. Glass jars were used initially (and still for non-industrial scale). Metal cans were invented because the glass ones broke too easily in the soldier's backpacks...
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Read up on the history of food preservation. "Canning" was the process used to preserve food. Glass jars were used initially (and still for non-industrial scale). Metal cans were invented because the glass ones broke too easily in the soldier's backpacks...
"Some" of you yanks really have no idea of what a world view is do you? Culture?

'Reading' up on a dictionary definition has absolutely nothing to do with with the understanding in different places around the world. NOTHING!
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Re: Do you take the labels off your cans?

This food preservation technique was called "conserves", not "canning" as it was a French invention for Napoleon's army. After mr. Weck started manufacturing the glass jars designed for doing this at home, many called it "Wecken" because the name "Weck" is on those jars (still made).

The English came up with the word "can" as slang for "canister", which explains a lot for the English speaking among us. You can have a glass canister as well as a metal one, but most don't realize the word "can" is slang for canister
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