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Bread Puns

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Floydm

Bread Puns

While shaping my loaves this afternoon, I had The Black Eyed Peas' song "Let's Get Retarded" running through my head, only the lyrics had been changed to "Let's Get Batarded." Which got me thinking some of the bad bread puns we used to make at the bakery, as well mottos I've seen at bakeries.

  • I really knead the dough" - said on pay day.
  • "I give good bread" - slightly off-color, but funny nevertheless.
  • Flour Power!
  • "Stop loafing around and get over here"
  • "This is a crumb-y place to work."
  • "Uh oh. I fear something has gone a-rye."
  • "C'mon! Let's roll!"
  • "My favorite movie? The Yeastmaster."

Any others come to mind?

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flcferret

Definitely groan worthy. I can't think of any myself i'm afraid but if you if you get a chance to take a look at a french animation series called "Wakfu" one episode in particular is rife with baking puns. It is accurately enough entitled "Xav the baker"

 

 

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Elagins

is titled,

"The Bake of the Dough is in the Proofing."

does that count?

and can we proudly call TFL a crumby site that's full of hot air and has plenty of crust?

have I gotten a rise out of anyone?

Stan Ginsberg
www.nybakers.com

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MangoChutney

You could have just left it as "Let's Get Retarded", as in leaving the dough in the refrigerator overnight.  The other evening I asked my husband if I had to call the dough that was left in the refrigerator overnight "Special Needs Dough".

 

Elagins's picture
Elagins

I think that would be the politically correct term, along with "gravitationally challenged" and "developmentally disabled."

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bnom

When I give a host a loaf of bread
I tell them to be sure to slice it against the grain. They get a confused (or panicked) look on their face until they get the joke. I suppose you could say they have to millet over!

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bnom

When I give a host a loaf of bread
I tell them to be sure to slice it against the grain. They get a confused (or panicked) look on their face until they get the joke. I suppose you could say they have to millet over!