Print, Snip, ‘n’ Gum

At the risk of this becoming a muffincentric website, I think it is important that readers are given the fruits of Glyn Webster’s tireless – if no doubt tiring – researches into what the OED defines as a small, flat, cake made from yeast batter and cooked on a hotplate, usually eaten split, toasted, and spread with butter, jam, etc., esp. for breakfast or tea. Interestingly, in the dictionary’s first citation, from 1703, it is spelled Moofin, and in the second, from 1747, Muffing (capitalisation in the originals). I wonder if it is too late to beat against the tides of history and to reintroduce one or other of these spellings?

Anyway, the only reason I have returned to this possibly inexhaustible topic is that, having apprised himself of the difference between true Moofins and what the rest of the world outside Britain think is a Muffing, Mr Webster has kindly provided these cut-out “patches” or “plug-ins” for your heraldic muffin device. Just print, snip, ‘n’ gum!



5 thoughts on “Print, Snip, ‘n’ Gum

  1. I have become confused…
    What do the esteemed firm of Pointy Town solicitors (Print, Snip and Gum Esq.) have to do with moofin heraldry..?


  2. OSM : I thought you would have been aware that Print, Snip & Gum, Notaries Public, are the official licensees for all moofin and muffing heraldic device solutions, and have been since the year dot, that is, the year Dot Tint was born.

  3. It is to be hoped that Print, Snip & Gum administer the granting of official licensees with the same rigor and attention to detail displayed when they represented my ex-wife’s interests during our long ago divorce proceedings…

    3 Fetid Ditch
    Bognor Regis.

  4. Does moofin represent a variant pronunciation as well? I will go to a coffee shop, point at a cupcake and say “May I have that carrot moo fin?”

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