Benjamin Barrett gogaku at IX.NETCOM.COM
Fri Nov 18 23:10:47 UTC 2011

My mother says her mother (born c.. 1912) always spelled "biscuit" with a "q."

The OED provides a single citation from 1330 but it is spelled as "besquite." says:

This is a great recipe for home-made bisquits, often spelled _biscuit_ or _scone_ by people who don't know any better.

Benjamin Barrett
Seattle, WA

The American Dialect Society -

More information about the Ads-l mailing list