Friday, March 02, 2007

origin of the dough torus

Turns out, the word "doughnut" came from observing actual balls of dough, what today are called doughnut holes, because they resembled dough "nuts" in the sense that they resembled a chestnut or a walnut.

What today we call doughnuts should really be called dough-tori or dough-washers, i think... unless they're hexagonal, which some are, in which case i'd still call 'em doughnuts. But where is the dough bolt? or the dough circular saw? or the dough thermal lance? I mean, wouldn't it be nice to have a truly hardware-inspired pastry that you could imagine using to cut apart a railroad bridge?