Wednesday, May 26, 2010

baklava vs. balaclava

If you're doing some shopping, it's important to keep these two separated in your mind. A balaclava is a knitted cap for the head and neck. If you're wearing one when you rob a bank, news anchors will probably refer to it as a ski mask, though not all balaclavas are good for skiing. Here's the sexiest balaclava I could find (from Oxford Products):

Baklava, on the other hand, is a sweet Mediterranean dessert made from thin pastry, nuts, and honey:
Eating baklava can give you diabetes. Eating a balaclava can give you life-altering constipation.