Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Muffin Tops!

Sometimes the word comparison between the English meaning and the American can be quite comical!

Today I have just learnt a new word...muffin top!

Although this may conjure up a picture of a fluffy fairy cake that has currants in...guess again my friends!

This is the American word for a tummy that overhangs your bikini knickers! Yuck!

To make it worse ....

To my surprise I saw an advert for an "Eggo's new muffin tops breakfast."

God forbid the mind boggles!

I guess this is what you get ofyou eat the Eggo's muffin tops for breakfast???


Expatmum said...

Wouldn't you think that advertising anything as "muffin tops" means it'll make you fat? I can't believe they didn't think of that.

david mcmahon said...

I'm a Dad of three in faraway Australia - and when I first heard my kids use this expression it caught my attention immediately!

Janice (aka HRH, Mme. L) said...

Fab minds think alike, I heard the ad, and SAID "muffin tops MAKE muffin tops!"

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