Thursday, 3 July 2008

Take a biscuit

It seems the Oxford English Dictionary's 2008 edition is to include an entry for custard creams - they've only been in existence for 100 years. Garibaldi however has been there quite a while. Now, as far as I know everyone loves a Kit-Kat which is sold as confectionery and is thus taxed, rather than as food (biscuits) which are not. So what is a biscuit?

1. a kind of bread in small, soft cakes, raised with baking powder or soda, or sometimes with yeast.
2. Chiefly British. a. a dry and crisp or hard bread in thin, flat cakes, made without yeast or other raising agent; a cracker. b.a cookie.

Origin: 1300–50 Unabridged (v 1.1)Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2006.

Well that's sorted that out then. When are Jammie Dodger's going to make it into the lexicon then?

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