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Old 08-28-2014, 01:20 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Donut vs. Doughnut

Which is the proper spelling?

Also who sells the best donuts and what is the best kind of donut.

To be honest I go in for regular glazed gas station donuts.
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Old 08-28-2014, 01:25 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Donut vs. Doughnut

I thought it was just a charming transantlantic thing, is it not?

East of the Atlantic - doughnut, tyre, honour, neighbour, axe, centre, etc.
West of the Atlantic - donut, tire, honor, neighbor, ax, center, etc.


So if I could vote for both, I would

As for the best doughnuts / donuts, the ones with jam (jelly USA) in 'em. Hot jam. Or jelly.


(Incidentally, god only knows what the Aussies and Kiwis call doughnuts. They call sweets (UK) or candy (US) lollies, FFS, so it could be anything )

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Old 08-28-2014, 01:46 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Re: Donut vs. Doughnut

We call them lollies because that's what they are.
None of this "candies" business!
As for donuts, they arent all that popular over here and only a select few places sell them. Got to have pink icing and sprinkles tho
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Old 08-28-2014, 01:51 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Old 08-28-2014, 01:54 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Re: Donut vs. Doughnut

Those are awesome, too!
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Old 08-28-2014, 02:01 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Re: Donut vs. Doughnut

That's a doughnut.

For me, anyway.

I suppose you call 'em a jello-wookie-wagga or some-such over there
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Re: Donut vs. Doughnut

Nah its just a jam filled donut
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Old 08-28-2014, 02:24 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Re: Donut vs. Doughnut

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What about this? This is like, universally called an eclair right?
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Old 08-28-2014, 02:48 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Re: Donut vs. Doughnut

Yes DN that is an eclair.


According to wiki "donut" is an american thing started around 1900. It was rare until Dunkin Donuts opened in the early 50s and since then has taken off. So blame Dunkins. I always thought it was a regional thing, like mainly New England. That being said I see the proper spelling used in supermarkets I believe. I don't buy them so I'm not sure.

When I do get a donut it's an old fashioned or a chocolate frosted(like only a little on top) because the rest are too sweet. I used to love the chocolate or vanilla creme filled ones though but they discontinued them because of diabeetus I think.
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Re: Donut vs. Doughnut

I don't often get donuts, not a sweets guy. When I do I'll go for a Boston Cream. As far as best dones, there was a small spot in Ottawa called Suzy Q's, they literally only sold donuts. Just that 1 location though so I doubt anyone knows them. Otherwise I've never really noticed a significant difference.
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Re: Donut vs. Doughnut

Doughnuts is the proper spelling. Donuts is lazy.

I don't care for doughnuts but if someone brings in a few boxes at work I'll snag a pumpkin doughnut. If there are none and someone is around I'll take a chocolate glazed just so I don't look picky.
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Re: Donut vs. Doughnut

I use doughnuts, but I'm not a fan of them. I do enjoy a good cinnamon roll though.
The only place for em around here is Cinnabun which has decent ones.

A more ambiguous word is Gray. Britannia calls it Grey while here across the pond we call it Gray.
I use it interchangeably but I've never heard one way being correct over the other.
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[QUOTE=Kugyince;28078If there are none and someone is around I'll take a chocolate glazed just so I don't look picky.[/QUOTE]

Haha, I never though of that.
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Donut's for me...and my favorite is probably Krispy Kreme's.
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Re: Donut vs. Doughnut

Some years ago when I was having horrendous gut pains, I did some research and figured I might have gall-stones and was having gall-bladder attacks brought on by fatty food.

One night I thought I would test my theory but eating a bunch of donuts. Some hours later the doctors in the Emergency Ward at Gosford Hospital (where I ended up in terrible pain) tended to agree with me. And I have it in writing from the medical report that donuts is indeed spelt "donuts".

NB I have since had my gall-bladder out, cost to me for the operation: $0
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Re: Donut vs. Doughnut

i spell it doughnuts be cause donuts make me think do nuts
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Re: Donut vs. Doughnut

When I was in high school some dude bros harassed the lunch ladies about their "dog nuts" and when they're going to serve them to us. It's funny now but I felt bad those ladies were upset and they didn't deserve to be treated like that. They always gave me extra servings if I asked for it
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Re: Donut vs. Doughnut

Doughnut was the first and official name (cause its made of dough) but later it changed into donut and was popularized in the 20th century - I guess it's shorter and easier to spell. However, this round-shaped thing with jam inside is a popular version of European donut. In Poland we call it "pączek". (I dare you to pronounce it aloud XD).

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