THANK YOU to everyone who to went to Town Hall this morning and got some great coffee and doughnuts or just made a donation. The team brought in over $500 in sales and donations just today! We sold almost 7 DOZEN doughnuts!
As a crazy aside … I wanted to make sure I was spelling doughnut (or donut) right. According to http://grammarist.com:
Doughnut vs. donut
The dictionary-approved spelling for the ring-shaped cake made of dough and fried in fat is doughnut. The shortened donut has been around since the late 1800s, but it wasn’t popularized until the late 20th century, when the successful American doughnut chain Dunkin’ Donuts made it ubiquitous. Today, writers outside the U.S. still favor doughnut by a wide margin. Donut appears about a third of the time in published American writing.
Donut is a simpler spelling, so it may grow even more common now that it has a foothold. Those of us who don’t wish to assist Dunkin’ Donuts’s branding would be wise to resist the trend, though.
I guess it’s up to the writer, so you see my choice. It’s not that I am opposed to Dunkin’ Donuts in any way…