One of my favourite sweet treats is a doughnut-shaped, cream-filled chocolate eclair. But I can't say the name of it without guffawing. It's called a dutch ring. (But I couldn't find a reference to this on Google, so maybe it's a local thing.) Is it just me, or does it sound like a sex aid or method of contraception?
Other food names that raise chuckles:
- You probably already know of the the steamed suet pudding, with currants in it, the infamous spotted dick.
- According to the boy, many Kiwis cannot say "kumquat" without snorting into their teacups.
- I also remember coming across Bimbo bread when I was in Italy. I guess you'd have to be a bit of a bimbo to buy the packaged stuff when you could get wonderful warm, crusty loaves at any panificio.
- A few years ago, my flatmate had a bottle of Fighting Cock whisky. I could not possibly drink any of it. I don't think even he did.
I bet you folks can think of several more funny or rude food words.