Friday, June 5, 2009

National Donut Day

OK, I'm blogging entirely too much about donuts, but I'm feeling peer pressure to say something about National Donut Day, which is today, since it's the first Friday of June, which *everybody* APPARENTLY knows is National Donut Day.

Here's an article explaining the origins of this "holiday".

Here's a random story about donuts and donut-lovers and today's "holiday".

Here's an article from a donut place about today's "holiday" and some donut facts. So the next time you're in Lincoln, Nebraska, stop in!

And here's an article about free donut offers today from Dunkin' Donuts and Krispy Kreme.

I was surprised to see the use of "doughnut". I don't really see that spelling used much, but it makes sense, since donuts are made out of dough, though I don't really understand the "nut" portion of the word since donuts don't all have nuts in them.

I don't much care about National Donut Day or free donuts. Homer, however, is quite happy today.


Sherry said...

So why did you not bring donuts to my house last night? ;)

JeffG said...

Maybe the spelling is a regional thing because I've always thought that "doughnut" was the correct spelling. I generally have thought of "donut" as a slang abbreviation kind of like "drive-thru".

Interestingly, as I was typing the above, Firefox's spell checker flagged "donut" as a misspelling. :)