Flapjack vs. Pancake
The Eternal Debate
noun a pancake.
ORIGIN from flap (in the dialect sense [toss a pancake] ) + jack 1 .
noun a thin, flat cake of batter, usually fried and turned in a pan. Pancakes are usually eaten with syrup or rolled up with a filling.• (also pancake makeup) makeup consisting of a flat solid layer of compressed powder, widely used in the theater.
verb1 [ intrans. ] (of an aircraft) make a pancake landing.• [ trans. ] (of a pilot) cause (an aircraft) to make such a landing : he pancaked it in abouttwenty meters.
2 informal flatten or become flattened : [ intrans. ] the hotel had pancaked into a heap of concrete.PHRASES( as) flat as a pancake completely flat.
ORIGIN late Middle English : from pan 1 + cake .
It is now OBVIOUS why we are the FLAPJACK Society, and not the PANCAKE Society, don't you think?