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I am watching "The Great British Bake off" and there is a line that I don't understand.
The participants have to make French biscuits called "Arlette" for a challenge.
And the one of the participants says,

"It's starting to look a bit like a snail.
They are French, so they could be the escargot shape of the biscuit world"

What does "the biscuit world" mean?
Would someone explain please?

Thank you!
  • Franco-filly

    Senior Member
    English - Southern England
    We tend to use "in the world of" when talking about species/classes of animals e.g bees belong to the world of insects, so this is a pun implying that "escargot or snails belong to the species "biscuits"

    Tyrion Lann

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    INDIA -Hindi
    It's starting to look like a snail. Means the biscuit pieces look like a snail.

    They are French, so they could be escargot shape of the biscuit world.

    The escargot is a delicacy consisting of cooked land snails. Escargots are usually served as a starter in France, Spain, and Portugal.

    So in the world of biscuits they can be considered as Escargots( though they are biscuits only)
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