Childhood memories: apartheid biscuits
When I was at school they used to give us what we called “apartheid biscuits” for afternoon tea.
They were about 3 inches in diameter, two biscuits with jam in between, and one of the biscuits was covered with icing, chocolate on one half, and vanilla on the other – hence the name we gave them.
I’ve never seen or tasted one since I left school, more than fifty years ago now, but we were discussing such things on an Internet forum on English usage, and the fact that Americans call biscuits “cookies”, so that our biscuits are their cookies, and our cookies are their cup cakes, and their biscuits are our scones.
In the course of the discussion I mentioned apartheid biscuits, and described them, and someone found a picture of them somewhere on the web. I very much doubt that the bakers called them by our schoolboy name, so if I went into a bakery I wouldn’t know what to ask for.