FoxTrot by Bill Amend for January 22, 2017

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    loyea556  over 6 years ago

    Silly Jason

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    Templo S.U.D.  over 6 years ago

    I can barely imagine Jason making a food petition on pancakes. How do they look like German chocolate, red velvet, angel, or any other pastry known as a cake when cooked in a pan?

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    Adiraiju  over 6 years ago

    How about doughnion rings?

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    Night-Gaunt49[Bozo is Boffo]  over 6 years ago

    The shape is a of a torus. Doughtorus would be closer to reality. Though some do have nuts in them or on them.

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    NeedaChuckle Premium Member over 6 years ago

    Love the punchline. Washington Irving is cited with coining the word “Doughnut” but he was referring to small balls of dough fried and sweetened. As happens the term spread to the doughnuts we know today. The trouble with Doughtorus is Jelly doughnuts and the like which have no hole.

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    Chris Kenworthy  over 6 years ago

    Hmm… I always assumed that doughnuts were named by analogy with hardware nuts (which are distorted tori,) but can’t find any sources for why those nuts are called so…

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    jpsomebody  over 6 years ago

    How about doughnaughts because they look like a zero.

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    cubswin2016  over 6 years ago

    I see a nut too. He should stay away from squirrels.

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    aimlesscruzr  over 6 years ago

    Jason does have a point. I think I shall start calling them that now.

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    hariseldon59  over 6 years ago

    And what’s the deal with Grape Nuts? You open the box, no grapes, no nuts!

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    js  over 6 years ago

    nuts ala nuts and bolts.

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    johndifool  over 6 years ago

    Homer Simpson in that alternate universe:

    “Marge, could you kindly pass me a donut?”

    “What’s a doughnut?”

    “AHH! AHHHHH!” [jumps back in his time machine]

    “Oh look, it’s raining again.” [raining doughnuts]

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    BiggerNate91  over 6 years ago

    I don’t see a nut, Peter. I see someone who’s off his.

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    Jaime Jean M  over 6 years ago

    I don’t know about you… but I just hate the new GoComics interface.

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    scyphi26  over 6 years ago

    Actually, I have to admit, I kind of like “doughtori.”

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    Bruce McKinney Premium Member over 6 years ago

    Come to think of it, why DO we call them doughnuts?

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    rgcviper  over 6 years ago

    “Mmm—doughtori.” [Drool … ]

    Nope—sorry. I’m sticking with “donuts” / “doughnuts”. Just not the same.

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    Laurie Stoker Premium Member over 6 years ago

    I would sign. I kind of like “doughtorus”!

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    eb110americana  over 6 years ago

    I have a similar petition regarding the pineapple. What sort of pine trees or apples did the discoverer grow up with?

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    patlaborvi  over 6 years ago

    I think the nut in donut may refer to the fact that the dough often included nutmeg for flavor.

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    MyTBaron Premium Member over 6 years ago

    Doughtorus! Exactly! People are tori as well, the hole is the alimentary canal! Which you can put a doughnut through! Try it today! It’s very meta!

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    DM2860  over 6 years ago

    Actually the first doughnuts were like our current doughnut holes, so they resembled a nut. Later someone created larger ones with holes and called them oil cakes. (The holes made it easier to fry the larger ones evenly.) But they quickly obtained the same name as their smaller versions.

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    singcpy  over 6 years ago

    Doughnuts and donuts are connected.In a plane of dough the donuts are punched out. As connected hexagons with the middle punched out for a similar deep fried product.After the deep fat process the product is almost round.

    Take a careful look.

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    Handlebar Said It!  over 6 years ago

    I’m so………….CONFUSED!

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    im2don2  over 6 years ago

    Run out of material?

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    vogonpoetry  over 6 years ago

    So, why are these not updating any more?

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    prematch  over 4 years ago

    Its me jason, sign my petition to make paige less annoying

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    SonicFan91  about 4 years ago

    But it ain’t the donut

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    alexzinuro  almost 3 years ago

    I see Jason’s point, but “doughtorus” might make people think of Taurus the bull, and if they knew about Jason’s motives, they might say, “You said a doughnut doesn’t look like a nut. A doughtorus doesn’t look like a bull, either”.

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    Greymain  over 1 year ago

    I call them donuts because they are so close to “do nots”.

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