Charles C Doyle cdoyle at UGA.EDU
Sat Nov 19 01:43:29 UTC 2011

A spelling that I too have seen (perhaps used?)--which further facilitates the wordplay in brand name "Bisquick."


From: American Dialect Society [ADS-L at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU] on behalf of Benjamin Barrett [gogaku at IX.NETCOM.COM]
Sent: Friday, November 18, 2011 6:10 PM

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

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