The Ring of Sharing
Here’s an interesting one – invented by the famous Wing Commander P.R. Geon as a way of managing the food shortages of 1950s post-war Britain before the invention of the ‘takeaway’.
Orignally, it was called ‘The Ring of Sharing’:
In later years, however, the name ‘Ring of Sharing’ was dropped. This was mainly because the invitation to join, which the instigator had to shout out, was: ‘Would anyone like to share my ring?’ – clearly an unacceptable phrase in modern day Britain – so now it’s called ‘The Camden Doughnut’. Much safer.
It’s not a scene that’s been captured that often so a big cheers to Elizabeth who sent it to me! Cheers!