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"flat as a fritter"

Posted by Bob on December 02, 2006

In Reply to: "Flat as a fritter" posted by Smokey Stover on December 02, 2006

: : I've often heard "flat as a fritter" to explain how flat something is. Is "fritter" a pancake or does it refer to something else?

: Pancake. There are lots of other things called fritters that are not quite as flat, and there are lots of other names for pancakes but that don't alliterate with flat.
: SS

Kansas, Dorothy's home before and after visiting Oz, is often referred to as "flat as a pancake." Some scientists did a study (one can only hope it was not tax-funded) that conclusively proved that it was even flatter. If you were to enlarge a pancake to the size of Kansas, it would have ups and downs and holes and such, and be much more rugged to cross. Food for thought. One would think that a fritter, which by definition has lumpy bits added into the batter, would be positively mountainous by comparison. Unrelated topographical note: if the earth were reduced to the size of a billiard ball, it would be smoother than a billiard ball. So there.