Bakers Are Outraged At McDonald's For Calling A 'Pasty' A 'Meat Pie'

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This might not seem like a big deal to a lot of people, but British bakers are really angered by fast food giant McDonald's definition of an iconic local dish, reports the Guardian.

The bakers are frustrated that McDonald's is calling a 'pasty' a 'meat pie.' They're also annoyed that McDonald's is spelling the name 'pastie.'

Here's what Ivor Dewdney Pasties director Phil Abbott had to say to the Guardian:

"I'm sure people will find it very funny to hear a pasty described as a 'meat pie' … A pasty isn't a meat pie. A meat pie is a meat pie. A pasty is wrapped in pastry. A pie has crust. And a pasty contains a lot more than meat."

McDonald's should know better – and they should know how to spell pasty. It's like calling a Big Mac a beef sandwich.

If American tourists want a meat pie when they're in England, they should simply ask for a meat pie."

Perhaps it's strange that people would go out of their way to get mad over the name of a food item, but food is part of a country's culture. And for bakers and chefs, it's their whole lives.

Overreaction? Or justified baker outrage?

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