The other day I was reading some article that claimed that Dunkin Donuts and Mister Donut, both Boston area chaids founded in the 1950s, started the use of changing the spelling of doughnut to donut. And yet at 1:32 in this film from 1946 L.A. there is the Mayflower Donut shop.
Moral: take articles you read, even on unimportant topics, with a grain of salt.
posted on 10/14/2018 1:57:12 PM PDT
(Often wrong, but never in doubt!)
That was a very good find regarding the Mayflower Donuts.
I too remember the articles a few weeks back about Dunkin Donuts (and Mister Donut) being the ones that invented the word Donut.
This 1946 video obviously puts the lie to that.
I grew up in the Boston area during the time Mister Donut and Dunkin Donuts were big chains. Nobody ever mentioned back then that they were responsible for the "donut" spelling. I never remember spelling donut as "doughnut" either.
The media is so lazy that you can't even take unimportant things they say for granted anymore. Journalism is for the most part dead.
posted on 10/14/2018 3:32:46 PM PDT
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