Serious topics

This conversation is the direct result of nearly 7 years of marriage and over a decade together as a couple.

Depending on your perspective, it’s a warning, a brilliant, joyous confirmation of love and devotion or just the non sequitur rambling of two very bored yet seemingly well-educated people.

I’m leaning towards that last option.

So here’s the discussion Jenn and I had while sitting in the drive-thru at our local Bruster’s Ice Cream store:

Jenn: They have Coffee Cake Struessel
Me: Is that like Struedel
Jenn: I don’t know
Me: I’m going to blog this conversation (something I threaten at least once a week but rarely do)

So, what is the difference? Merriam-Webster knows.

Pronunciation: ‘strü-s&l, -z&l, ‘stroi-, ‘shtroi-
Function: noun
Etymology: German, literally, something strewn, from Middle High German ströusel, from ströuwen to strew, from Old High German strewen
: a crumbly mixture of fat, sugar, and flour and sometimes nuts and spices that is used as topping or filling for cake

Pronunciation: ‘strü-d&l, ‘shtrü-
Function: noun
Etymology: German, literally, whirlpool
: a pastry made from a thin sheet of dough rolled up with filling and baked

Layman’s terms: if it’s some kind of crumb-topped or crumb-infused pastry, it’s struesel. If it’s a glorified pie, it’s strudel (struedel?).

We do the Lord’s work here. Tackling the big questions.

As ZeFrank might say, thinking so you don’t have to.

3 thoughts on “Serious topics

  1. On the subject on of spelling/pronunciation, does it ever bug you that Bruster’s is pronounced “broosters” and not like “rusters” with a b at the front? [I have similar fits over Kroger not rhyming with Roger sometimes.]

  2. Heh! If I’m feeling really weird it’s “Bruh-cherry-sters”, since for some completely nonsensical reason they chose to insert that cherry in the middle of their name.

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