Crisp – Food or Sound?

If you take a closer look at the spider-shaped word graph below, you will probably notice that a dividing line runs across the middle portion, separating crisp as a sound and a kind of food.

And let me explain why that is so.

Crisp, according to Oxford Dictionary, is a wafer-thin slice of potato fried of baked until crisp and eaten as a snack. Differing from the British’s definition of Crisp, the US dictionary interprets it as a sound. Which is why we see two different groups of words, relating to Crisp (as a sound) or Crisp (as a kind of food).

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