Today is National Doughnut Day. We're doing our part at work to help celebrate.
When my parents came to the States, they had never heard of this fried confectionery that breaks the resistance of even the most powerful dieters. Mom and Dad walked up to Winchell's and, according to the words painted on the enormous pastry outside of the establishment, ordered a 'doughnut' (pronounced 'duffnut'). The cashier, was confused a moment, and then politely corrected my parents and told them it was a 'doughnut'. Think about it. Tough. Though. Rough. Bough. How do you explain to someone learning English when to use which? Food for thought.
Speaking of which, Happy National Doughnut/Donut Day! Now go do something about it.