Profiterole: Bell Commercial

Bell commercial: scene of a couple at dinner; narrator says Canada’s best network could come in handy when the girl is leaving the table and says when she comes back, they will do profiteroles.

I had a heck of a time with this word, because I first heard it as “perfiderol”, which, of course, is not a word. I looked it up in my trusty sites: www.wordreference.com, www.dictionary.com, and http://www.merriam-webster.com.  They didn’t have any worthwhile suggestions for me.  Even Google didn’t initially suggest anything, except for perfideral, which was one site where someone clearly mistook it for “peripheral”.  I tried perfideral, perfiderole, periderol, periderole, pirfiderol, pirfiderole….. didn’t think to substitute the schwa with a letter “u”.  Anyway, I’m posting this here, in case someone else is looking up the same thing.

And the answer you’ve all been waiting for:

Main Entry: pro·fit·er·ole
Pronunciation: \prə-ˈfi-tə-ˌrōl\
Function: noun
Etymology: French, perhaps from profit profit
Date: 1884

: a miniature cream puff with a sweet or savory filling

Main Entry: pro·fit·er·ole
Pronunciation: \prə-ˈfi-tə-ˌrōl\
Function: noun
Etymology: French, perhaps from profit profit
Date: 1884

: a miniature cream puff with a sweet or savory filling

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