John "The Gneech" Robey (the_gneech) wrote,
John "The Gneech" Robey

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The Law of Inverse Post Content

Once again, we see the Law of Inverse Post Content in action. Posts about my comics, Fictionlets, whatever, might get 10-20 comments total. A poll with the options "Zoinks! / Jinkeys! / Would You Do It For a Scooby Snack?" gets 45 votes and 42 comments (as of my last count).


So I'll follow it up with something just as pointless and see what the response is!

Why are "English Muffins" called that, when they're not English, and they're not muffins? They are kinda sorta like crumpets (which are English), but not really.

Hey, you UK readers: do you import English Muffins from the U.S.A.? I'd hate to think of you folks going through life without ever having enjoyed Thomas's best, especially after you loaned us the name. Seems to me they should be called Yankee Crumpets, not English Muffins.

While I'm thinking about it, why are French Fries called French, when they actually are English? The French Fried Potato (in America) is actually an adaptation of the English Chip. We still call fish and chips "fish and chips" -- but I suspect that has to do more with the fact that British actor Arthur Treacher used to have a line of fast food restaurants called "Arthur Treacher's Fish and Chips" than any kind of linguistic loyalty.

What Americans call potato chips are actually crisps. Meanwhile, what we call cookies are actually biscuits, and what we call biscuits are more like, I dunno, muffins? Or again, sorta like crumpets. But not really.

Don't try to figure it out, it'll just hurt your brain.

-The Gneech

PS: Arthur Treacher's fish and chips were awful, by the way. A bag of grease with no flavor whatsoever, unless you added vinegar and salt -- in which case they were "vinegar and salt" flavor.
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