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] Sat Jan 17 00:02:37 1998

Fri, 16 Jan 1998 20:42:47 -0500 (EST)


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.

Dan Goodman


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