National Waffle Day Today

By DB
@dgobucks226 (14272)
August 24, 2017 10:58am CST
Today is National Waffle Day, August 24th hooray! Thanks to the Pilgrims who brought waffles to America in 1620, after discovering them during their brief stop in Holland, we have a delicious breakfast treat to add to our morning menu. Somewhere many diner owners are smiling. The word waffle first appeared in the English language in the 18th Century, although its origins can be traced to the Middle Ages of Europe. According to Merriam-Webster, the first known use of the word “waffle” is 1744. However, The Nibble reports that it was used in print in 1735. Thomas Jefferson reportedly started a mini American waffle craze during the 1790s when he returned from France with a goose-handled waffle iron. I thought these few facts I found on Google and other sources on the beginnings of the waffle might be of interest. Though you don’t need an excuse to eat waffles on any given day, here it is... You may want to check out local restaurants and hotels in your area for free waffles or discounts Or a local Waffle House which is offering a free waffle to anyone who provides their e-mail address. Wishing everyone a happy waffle day. I knew I should of had something besides cereal this morning. Oh well, it's never too late to have breakfast! Source: heavy.com, pbs.org, Wikipedia Photo: waffles.png/Google images
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• United States
24 Aug 17
O surely wish we had a Waffle House around here. I remember them when I lived in Arkansas..they were awesome!
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@dgobucks226 (14272)
24 Aug 17
We don't have any either, but we are big on diners and IHOP's.
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• United States
24 Aug 17
@dgobucks226 Yes there are few of both of those here.
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@dgobucks226 (14272)
24 Aug 17
@TiarasOceanView Diners are like roads. You can always find one somewhere
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@fly802 (1514)
24 Aug 17
Oh, I've to go mom`s home to have the waffle.because I can`t cook. She must make it for me.
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@dgobucks226 (14272)
24 Aug 17
There you go! What a great Mom you have
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@fly802 (1514)
25 Aug 17
@dgobucks226 Thank you.
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@Corbin5 (119302)
• United States
24 Aug 17
Yes, waffles for dinner or lunch would be appropriate for this day!
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@dgobucks226 (14272)
24 Aug 17
I am thanking the Pilgrims now as I pour my syrup, ha
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@Corbin5 (119302)
• United States
24 Aug 17
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@Hate2Iron (8029)
• Canada
24 Aug 17
Waffle I have had... but never with fried egg and bacon. That just might work!!
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@dgobucks226 (14272)
24 Aug 17
It is different I must say! That chef has some imagination for sure
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• United States
24 Aug 17
I love waffles and since I already had my breakfast then maybe I'll have waffles tonight with ice cream as my treat
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@dgobucks226 (14272)
24 Aug 17
Why did you do that Marilyn! What a great idea. After diner dessert awaits or I'll be thinking about it in my sleep...
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@kepweng (19133)
• Waikoloa, Hawaii
24 Aug 17
waffles looks good but not the egg i prepared scrambled and a spam
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@dgobucks226 (14272)
24 Aug 17
Yes, not a fan of the egg, but it made for a nice photo
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@Tampa_girl7 (26738)
• United States
29 Aug 17
I prefer pancakes over waffles
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@dgobucks226 (14272)
29 Aug 17
I like them both, but the tiebreaker for me is French toast!!!
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@Tampa_girl7 (26738)
• United States
30 Aug 17
@dgobucks226 we also enjoy French Toast . Have you ever had a corn cake or a potato pancake ? They are yummy too.
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@dgobucks226 (14272)
30 Aug 17
@Tampa_girl7 I have not but they sound delicious. Might have to put that one on my to do list!
@bluesa (15196)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
24 Aug 17
We don't have a waffle day ! Oh I so want a waffle right now! sigh...
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@dgobucks226 (14272)
24 Aug 17
Sweden celebrates one in March. Road trip
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@bluesa (15196)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
26 Aug 17
@dgobucks226 I would kinda need a flying trip too, bummer! I should've lived in Europe
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@dgobucks226 (14272)
26 Aug 17
@bluesa Catherine
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@teamfreak16 (42042)
• Denver, Colorado
24 Aug 17
Wish we have a waffle iron.
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@dgobucks226 (14272)
24 Aug 17
Ask Thomas Jefferson, he's not using his Sorry Tom, no disrespect
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@teamfreak16 (42042)
• Denver, Colorado
24 Aug 17
@dgobucks226 - Funny!
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@sishy7 (27594)
• Australia
25 Aug 17
I love waffles! But I don't think I've ever had it savory like the one in the picture...
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@dgobucks226 (14272)
25 Aug 17
Me neither sishy, something for me to aspire to Having them with ice cream is a big treat for me
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• Richfield, Utah
24 Aug 17
And dammit, I had cereal for breakfast this morning cause I was running late, maybe tomorrow waffles!
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@dgobucks226 (14272)
24 Aug 17
Me too!
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@JohnRoberts (64954)
• Los Angeles, California
24 Aug 17
Get out the maple syrup!
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@dgobucks226 (14272)
24 Aug 17
I second that emotion!
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@averygirl72 (16617)
• Philippines
25 Aug 17
I love Waffles good to know there's a special day for it
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