There’s a current thread on the New Jersey board about “kabobs” which starts out by acknowledging there are different spellings. Not wishing to hijack that thread, I thought I’d raise the subject here.
Now, I have to say, that I’d always just assumed that “kabob” was how Americans spelled what we Britons call a “kebab”. But, now I’m curious. Are there regional American differences in spelling? What are the national differences? Does spelling depend on the ethnicity of the meat on a skewer? What are the different spellings
And, for the benefit of Britons reading the thread, it would be remiss of me to pass up the opportunity of the classic joke. As in - “What’s a Wigan kebab?”. “That’s three pies on a stick”.