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Is it "donut" or "doughnut"?

These small fried cakes might just be the best-tasting things on earth. Whether you prefer a classic glazed or a nice Boston cream-filled variety, dense or light, sprinkles or cinnamon sugar, these circular sweets never fail to please the masses. The only thing people disagree on when it comes to these pastries is how to spell their name. Which is it: "donut" or "doughnut"?

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For the purposes of this article, the circular, fried iced cakes will be referred to as "donuts." This spelling has been chosen for its brevity, but does not imply the feelings of the author. 

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"Doughnut" has a certain vintage ring to it. If you find a "doughnut" shop, it's likely to have gourmet flavors, intentionally crafted old-fashioned varieties, and latte art—you know the place. According to Writing Explained: 

Doughnut is the original spelling of the word, coming onto the scene in the early 1800s. The Oxford English Dictionary lists Washington Irving’s reference to doughnuts in his 1809 History of New York as the first published use of the word.

It's no wonder that ye olde doughnut shoppe chooses such a spelling. Just like the glazed donut, this spelling is the classic.

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And who wouldn't want to try a Lemon Lavender Old Fashioned doughnut? Lemon Lavender Old Fashioned "donut" just doesn't have the same ring to it. "Doughnuts" are fancy occasions. They are birthdays and holidays and Mother's Days. These are the donuts that make you stop and stare when passing by a window.

You would never grab a "doughnut" on the go; these are the luxurious donuts that you sit down to eat, enjoy and savor. 

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The shorter "donut" spelling rose in popularity with the Dunkin' Donuts chain (now officially known as "Dunkin'"), according to Writing Explained. When you're in need of a donut or asking for a donut, there's no need to spell out all those extra letters; "donut" cuts to the chase. 

"Donuts" are the grab-and-go, bring-to-work kind of donuts. This variety is simple and straightforward. When you're in desperate need of a donut, you run to the "donut" place, not the "doughnut" shop. 

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Is it "donut" or "doughnut"?
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