As I mentioned in my previous post about the Witney 10, after the race I purchased and ate a large homemade granola bar. However, said purchase was not without a cultural exchange.
"How much are those?" I asked, pointing towards a plate that contained sugar cookies and large homemade granola bars.
"The flapjacks are 1.50, and the shortbreads are 50p."
Hmmm. In my opinion, the plate contained neither flapjacks nor shortbreads. I figured that the flapjacks were probably the flat things (cookies) and the shortbreads were probably the little loaf things (granola bars).
"Okay, may I have a shortbread?" She reached for a sugar cookie. "Uh, no, one of those." I pointed to the granola bars. "Oh, you want a flapjack."
"Those are called flapjacks?"
And to think that the world's canonical dictionary, the OED, was written by the people who gave these names to baked goods.
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