The Maddow Show staff were literally shouting at each other about this (actually, it may only have been me that was shouting) so I need some bet-settling help. The backstory is that Tricia and I had been chatting about use of the word cruller as mapped in those great dialect survey maps a lot of people were linking to yesterday and I expressed surprise that cruller was so specific to New England. Being from New Hampshire, I thought everyone said cruller.
So today Rachel pointed out, with a rueful eye toward our empty communal food area, that it’s National Doughnut Day, which might usually cause debate about the best place to get them (ahemDonutPlantahem [Vanessa insists Dough, which, ok]) but Tricia brings up the cruller question, and the regional differences were laid bare.
So, if you would, in the comments, please list the words you use for the following items: