November 5, 2012

National Doughnut Appreciation Day

"“An actor without a playwright is like a hole without a doughnut." - George Jean Nathan

It's National Doughnut Appreciation Day!

For those of you keeping record, today is like the sixth donut-related food holiday to date or something.

I guess we know what Amur-KAH'ns really love: life, liberty, and the pursuit of donuts.

At this point in the food holiday calendar, I think someone was just irritated that they missed out on the January 12th, June 6th, June 8th, September 14th, or October 30th donut days so they decided we needed just one more opportunity to celebrate.

But are we celebrating doughnuts or donuts? And what's the difference anyway?

Apparently, there isn't one.

The dictionary has approved either spelling for ring or spherically-shaped deep-fried cake made of sweetened dough. The shortened (because Amur-KAH'ns don't have time for three extra letters, yo!) version "donut" has been around since the latter half of the 19th century. It's thought to have been popularized in the 20th century when Dunkin' Donuts took over the world. After all, Amur'KAH runs on Dunkin'.

In case you're curious, those donuts you see above? From left to right: pumpkin spice, Allen's Coffee Brandy, chocolate sea salt, sweet potato ginger. Ohyeahbabeh.

Happy National Doughnut Appreciation Day!