(I'll link this post to the tea-cup sites tomorrow)
A couple of days ago, my next neighbor gave me hydrangeas from her garden. I happened to expect some guests on that day and had some sweets ready from my favorite cake shop. I took pictures of the sweet present with the sweets.
Loanwords in Japan related with sweets♪
＊cream puff‥‥‥ "chou a la cream" in French as you all may know. But in Japanese we pronounce it pretty close to "shoe cream" probably from the french pronunciation. Some decades ago, my foreign English teacher got confused with my mistake and asked me what shoe-cream had to do with sweets. We laughed a lot realizing Japanese is the language of great variety.
＊Mont Blanc‥‥‥In this case, pronunciation is the same. But almost all the young studets of mine (who don't have knowledge about the mountain) think that "Mont Blanc" means "chestnut" in English. Haha, you know why.
＊cake rolls‥‥‥ we call them roll-cake
cake roll. tiramisu. coffee jelly cake (I hope I'm calling them collectly)
PS; In one of my precious comments on this post, Clarissa at Readable Blog put splendid comment which gives us more idea about these loanwords. Somehow, I took it for granted that all friends here know the French word "chou a la cream" and the cake named "Mont Blanc". How silly of me!!! Oh, how generous of you and I cannot be thankful enough for you Clarissa♪♪♪
Please, do not miss reading her explanation.