Posted by Kit on July 29, 2003
In Reply to: Re: "Munchies" posted by R. Berg on July 29, 2003
: : : : Does anyone know what the term Smoke and a Pancake means?
: : : : They used it in Austin Powers and I am sure it has some sort of naughty meaning!
: : : More of a 'Mike Myers-ism' than an actual phrase. Dutch people are known for their delighting in accompanying the smoking of numerous 'herbs' with an assortment of savory and sweet products (I believe the technical term is 'munchies'!)
: : : This I learned on a trip to Amsterdam in my first year of university, which I then promptly forgot.
: : I have no idea how widespread it may be in the U.S., but I've always used the phrase "have the munchies" as in "I have a bad case of the munchies" to mean that I'm not really hungry, but I need something to nibble on anyway.
: That's widespread in the U.S.
It is in the U.K. too, however it is also a common expression for the sudden need to eat anything and everything in the cupboard after smoking slightly more 'exotic' substances. The phrase is particularly widespread amongst students.