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Donut Or Doughnut ?

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by saltychipz#3569, Apr 6, 2021.

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  1. saltychipz#3569

    saltychipz#3569 Well-Known Member

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    To everyone British in the forums , when someone says ‘doughnut’ which spelling comes to mind ? American or English?
     
  2. Nick Y

    Nick Y Well-Known Member

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    As a Brit it has to be the first one 'doughnut'.
    Donut is an Americanism and a shortened version.
     
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  3. JasonARJ3125

    JasonARJ3125 Well-Known Member

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    Not bothered how people spell it, as long as it contains custard, who cares...
     
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  4. krustynuggets

    krustynuggets Well-Known Member

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    Now this is someone who has the right idea, as long as it can be shoved in the food hole in your face nobody should care how it's going to be spelt.........
     
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  5. junior hornet

    junior hornet Well-Known Member

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    No, it has to be jam :D
     
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  6. anas.hera

    anas.hera Active Member

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    I personally prefer sugar doughnuts, though I don’t care how its spelt so long as its plain sugar
     
  7. CowBoyWolf

    CowBoyWolf Well-Known Member

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    In swedish its Munk
     
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  8. Crosstie

    Crosstie Well-Known Member

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    I believe the "donut" was invented in the Netherlands, so maybe one of our Dutch members can settle this very important question.
     
  9. bobbobberdd

    bobbobberdd Well-Known Member

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    If you want to start a war, you should ask the Germans what this is called. berliner-rezept.jpg
     
  10. SonicScott91

    SonicScott91 Well-Known Member

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    I either go for Jam or Custard, either's good.

    There's a shop called Planet Doughnut that do a variety of amazing doughnuts. They're a bit more on the expensive side but great for a treat :love:
     
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    Berliners...yummy
     
  12. Michael Newbury

    Michael Newbury Well-Known Member

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    Yum my favorite Jelly stuffed Doughnuts
     
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    SonicScott91 Well-Known Member

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    [​IMG]
     
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  14. solicitr

    solicitr Well-Known Member

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    At least to more traditionally-minded Americans, it's "doughnut" as well. "Donut" is a lazy commercial neologism, like "nite"
     
  15. junior hornet

    junior hornet Well-Known Member

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    Yuk. Oh, wait. Jelly in the US = Jam in the UK. Yum then.

    Isn’t language a wonderful thing?
     
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  16. Crosstie

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    Isn't that what we Americans call a "Bismarck"? :)
     
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  17. bobbobberdd

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    I don't know what it's called outside of Germany. I'm from Germany and here the thing has different names depending on which region you come from.
     
  18. CowBoyWolf

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    Pride of a nation a beast made of steel :)
     
  19. krustynuggets

    krustynuggets Well-Known Member

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    Slightly off topic for the thread in the off topic forum so somehow fits perfectly, but you're definitely a person of class and style, awesome song by an awesome band.:cool: :cool: :cool:
     
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  20. Trainmania100

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    I'm British and I use donut
     
  21. theorganist

    theorganist Well-Known Member

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    I has to be doughnut, I have never even seen an American spell it Donut! The poll results are worrying, the dumbing down of our beautiful language is gathering pace! :( Keats, Chaucer, Parry and the like must be spinning in their graves!
     
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  22. Crosstie

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    Did Chaucer have a donut shoppe in his neighborhood? I believe there's one in Canterbury.:)

    (By the way, "donut" has been in use in the US for at least 100 years and all dictionaries allow it).
     
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  23. solicitr

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    Chaucer would probably disapprove of most every spelling in the OED. April not Aprille?
     
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  24. TheCadManFan

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    It's Doughnut, you damn filthy heathens.

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    I jest..... but it's still Doughnuts.

    ;)
     
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  25. theorganist

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    Okay well I stand (well sit to be precise) corrected, although I made a quick straw poll of two Americans I know and they said doughnut but they have lived here for some time! However if British people are more likely to spell it as Donut then I fear the worse. It is irritating enough hearing radio/TV interviews with words such as "like", "so", "you know" making up half the words in a sentence. We will get to the point where half the Oxford dictionary has disappeared and the remainder will be of one or two syllables, altered beyond recognition or "new" words which only the youth of today understand! It fair chills the soul.
     
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  26. solicitr

    solicitr Well-Known Member

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    I blame the BBC's abandonment of BBC English.
     
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  27. GuitarMan

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    I’m British and I say donut.

    but then I say train station so make of that what you will (can be a controversial phrase amongst spotters and photters in the UK)
     
  28. krustynuggets

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    I'm also British, (though technically half Irish, but it matters not), and i can hardly speak or spell what would be called proper English, but can eat copious amounts of the sugary goodies in question no matter how you spell or speak it, ringed or filled with stuff, they all live happily ever after in my ever growing fat sack that is my belly........
     
  29. Crosstie

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    Hate to tell you this, but we're already just about there.
     
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  30. Crosstie

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    UK too, eh? We have no chance.
     
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    On the topic of doughnuts/donuts so apparently Japan uses red beans for inside a doughnut/donut I don't know why also in Japan this is how they say doughnut/donut ドーナツ this is the how they spell it
    Dōnatsu is how you pernounce it
     
  32. Blacknred81

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    Those red bean cakes? Have had a few, they are pretty good.
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  33. saltychipz#3569

    saltychipz#3569 Well-Known Member

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    Probably about 6 words all merged together
     
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  34. junior hornet

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    Right. Here is the definitive answer as written in the JED (Juniorhornet English Dictionary).

    DOUGHNUT: The yummy jam/jelly filled or ice topped cholesterol packed loveliness you get in bakers shops.

    DONUT: Those horrible fried ring things that taste of chip fat that you get at the seaside.
     
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  35. theorganist

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    Oh yes we have had it for a few years. I think celebrities started it and now it seems to have become endemic. Even scholars, professors, professionals and others experts don't seem to be able to give a TV or Radio interval without the insertions of all these unnecessary and grammatically incorrect words. "I was like walking along the road you know, and like I saw an erm person like......." etc, etc.

    And starting sentences with so, where does that come from? I found myself doing the other day!

    Plus management speak, "lets run this idea up the flag pole and hopefully it will result in some blue sky thinking which we can then roll out to other advocates etc, etc".

    It drives me bonkers, I feel I am waging a one person war!
     
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  36. Crosstie

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    That's a millennial thing and they are culturally very powerful. Drives me crazy too.
     
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