While menus aren't usually considered works of comedy, a particular dish's name—like “bubble and squeak” or “burgoo”––occasionally will elicit belly laughs. Thanks to their unusual origins or mangled etymology (like a game of telephone), the food names below are a humorous change from the standard fare.

Spotted Dick

Though spotted dick is a simple English dessert made from pudding and dried fruit, it induces giggles in preteens around the world. The name, which may have originated in the mid 19th century, describes the dish: the dried fruits, which are usually currants, look like spots, and "dick" is a version of the word dough, pudding or thick (which describes the dish's consistency). Photo: David Murray/Getty Images.

Others in the list:

  • Stinking Bishop
  • Headcheese
  • Bubble and Squeak
  • Bangers and Mash
  • Burgoo
  • Devils on Horseback
  • Priest Choker
  • Limping Susan
  • Whoopie Pie

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