Date: Sat, 17 Jan 1998 00:08:08 -0600
From: Dan Goodman dsgood[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]VISI.COM
Subject: "stronaks" for English muffins
A question from the ballad-l list:
From dnichols[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]d-and-d.com Sat Jan 17 00:02:37 1998
Fri, 16 Jan 1998 20:42:47 -0500 (EST)
ballad-l[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]indiana.edu
Subject: Re: Folk/Oral Tradition
"According to Dan Goodman"
On Fri, 16 Jan 1998, Paul J. Stamler wrote:
On Thu, 15 Jan 1998, Michael Cooney wrote:
What do they call "English muffins" in England?
They don't *have* English muffins in England. As far as I can tell, those
are strictly American inventions, although distantly related to the scone.
I believe they're more closely related to crumpets.
Hmm ... this brings to mind something which has puzzled me for a
long time. My father, while he lived, used to refer to "English Muffins" as
"Stronaks" (spelling uncertain, of course.) I have suspected that was a
brand which he ate when he first started eating them -- in Boston, FWIW. He
was born in the early part of the 20th century.
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