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#1 2011-10-19 11:39:08

From: Victoria, BC
Registered: 2007-08-28
Posts: 2589

flatjack << flapjack

A flapjack, except in some areas of the UK, is a pancake. The first syllable of the word “flapjack” derives from an obsolete word for flipping with a flick of the wrist/arm.

Flapjacks are flat, which perhaps precipitates the occasional switch to the less opaque “flatjack.” Examples:

Blog entry:Flatjacks: Every Thursday morning, my mother would make us pancakes for breakfast before school.”

Faux recipe: “you have 2 put the flatjacks on the skillet.”

Video showing how to make flatjacks:flatjacks from scratch with the redneck”

Hatching new language, one eggcorn at a time.



#2 2011-10-20 10:34:13

David Bird
From: Montréal, QC
Registered: 2009-07-28
Posts: 1553

Re: flatjack << flapjack

Winner. Might be most appropriate for crepes.



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