View Full Version : Ninja weapon of choice: The flapjack

25-03-2013, 12:42:59
Canvey Island school bans triangle shaped flapjacks (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-essex-21923218)

School dinner staff have been banned from serving triangular flapjacks after one was thrown and hurt a pupil.

Caterers at Castle View School in Canvey Island, Essex, have been told instead to cut their flapjacks into squares or rectangles.

The incident in which a year seven boy was hurt happened last week.

The school said the "isolated accident" had led to a review of "the texture and shape of the flapjacks" served to students.

'Over the top'

BBC News has asked the local education authority what guidance it gives schools about shapes of foodstuffs and whether the school would be seeking to ban other triangular items, such as wedges of pizza.

It has yet to respond.

Health and safety advisor Ray Hurst said he could not understand why triangular flapjacks had been banned, but not those cut into squares or rectangles.

"Anything that is thrown is likely to cause injury if it hits somebody, especially in the face or the eye," said Mr Hurst, former president of the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health.

"It does seem a little over the top to ban triangular flapjacks," he said.

This is definitely triangularist!

What a bunch of squares - spoiling people's fun...:(

25-03-2013, 12:44:17
Just in case anyone was :drekkus: about what a flapjack is:

A three-point guide to flapjacks

Flapjacks are chewy biscuits made from rolled oats, golden syrup or honey, fat (usually butter) and sugar
They are baked in a flat tin and cut into squares, rectangles or any other shape while still warm
Use of the word 'flapjack' dates back to the 17th Century according to the Oxford English Dictionary

25-03-2013, 14:00:08
Umm wouldn't a square give MORE points?

And thanks for the definition, here a flapjack is another name for pancake.

25-03-2013, 14:37:23
more points isn't better, you want sharper points.

25-03-2013, 15:32:06
Before long, they'll turn the forks into spoons.

25-03-2013, 16:12:36
they've already started that evolutionary path.


25-03-2013, 16:15:28

25-03-2013, 16:19:14
A spork. Though I'd quite like it if they called it a foon - maybe that's when it's more fork than spoon...?

25-03-2013, 16:22:29
So do you use two sporks to pull your pork?

25-03-2013, 16:24:36
I see zmama has already gotten into the vodka.

25-03-2013, 16:29:16
The cranberry juice needed some help!