(actually this is plural; pączek is the singular form)
How do you pronounce the name of this wonderful
jam, jelly, custard or creme filled donut-like pastry?
Here’s the problem:
The word is Polish, and has been Americanized,
so how you pronounce it really depends
on who’s polish grandmother your parents were talking to
when they bastardized the word into Chicago-eze.
So say it how you want, but to me,
it’s a perfect excuse to put Erik Estrada
into a funny photo with a donut.
It goes with the photo, so that’s what we’re sticking with.
You know the theme song from that show is now in your head, don’t you?