I have uncovered new evidence in the Great Biscuit Debate. For the three people in the world I have not yet bored senseless with this question, here is a brief recap:
1. A biscuit in England is called a cookie in America.
2. A biscuit in America is a scone (minus sugar) in England.
3. A scone in England is called shortcake in America.
4. Shortcake is a type of biscuit in England.
It’s a circular sort of problem, as you can see, and I can’t imagine what in God’s name possessed everyone to start swapping names about. Americans look at the jam and cream on a scone in horror, while Brits are constantly perplexed at the concept of putting gravy on a biscuit.
I’d just about got used to it, but now I feel cheated. While watching an episode of Lost this afternoon, I noticed that Sawyer referred to the yummy treat he won from the bear-training cage as a fish biscuit.
It then occurred to me that, when we give out treats to the pets, we use dog biscuits.
It would appear that you buggers have known what a biscuit is all along. The only question remaining is why animals are allowed them, but not humans.