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Unread 08-20-2019, 11:44 AM
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Fair enough. One thing to consider with the muffin, though, is that your readers may be picturing entirely different species of baked goods depending on where theyíre from.
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Ok, Anka, I’m asking for your input on muffin typology. Maybe they’re all good in their different ways. For example, the green dinosaur in whichever of the following links works, wants to baffle his audience with contradictory utterances, the meaning of which depends on who hears them: Saying yes and no simultaneously like Andre Gide did with “Nesyo” (an English translation from French).

http://www.qwantz.com/index.php?comic=3481&mobile=0
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http://www.qwantz.com/index.php?comic=3481&mobile=1
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http://www.qwantz.com/index.php?comic=3481&mobile=2

EDITING BACK: Wikipedia research suggests two muffin types: a cupcake thing about as high as it is wide, and a yeasty flatbread thing suited for spreading jelly or butter on, or enjoying alone for its gluten. I call the last kind an “English muffin”. Both are toothsome.

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Wow, itís been a while since Iíve read Dinosaur Comics. Linguistic ambiguity can indeed be amusing Ė at least until the Spanish word for Ďcheersí turns out to be the Japanese word for Ďpenisí repeated twice and your nationally diverse gathering turns awkward. I have seen it happen.

My concern here is mainly the difference between English muffins (which are just called muffins in England) and American muffins (which are just called muffins in America and, I think, more generally). Iím not much of a fan of either, but I find the idea of a yeasty muffin of the latter type unappetizing. Iím not really sure what youíre going for here Ė and I did sort of suspect a weird muffin of either kind wouldnít be an issue for you Ė but I figured Iíd put that out there anyway.

(Oh, looks like you found what I was getting at while I was writing up my post. Well, here it is anyway.)
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Iím big on gluten, big on yeasty loaves, big on baked goods generally.
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New, new version up.
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All pronouns in new version put into third person. (I do not own a dog. Never have. Many people do. All sizes, all types.)
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