Transformed nectar. Liquid gold. Delicious. All these things describe one of the most precious food elements on Earth, but in our minds, there is only one proper description for it, “hunny.” The perfect snack for a rumbly tummy. From honey to hunny, let’s take a look at this name for Pooh’s breakfast, lunch, snack, dinner and … second dinner?
“Honey” is one of the oldest terms in civilization, but the phonetic term transformed into its familiar form when people started describing it by its “golden yellow” color. It reportedly can do just about anything—heal wounds, soothe sore throats, and of course, be consumed. The spelling of the term as we know it, “hunny,” made its appearance in Winnie the Pooh’s first film, which was ironically titled Winnie the Pooh and the Honey Tree.
While “hunny,” as seen labeled on many of Winnie the Pooh’s oft-empty pots, may happen to be a misspelling, we see it as part of the Hundred Acre Wood’s adorable vernacular. Other examples are “hums” (songs) and “Backson” (a reportedly ferocious creature responsible for things like holes in socks). Winnie the Pooh’s spelling may be “wobbly” but we prefer it that way.
In addition, Hunny is almost if not always eaten in quantities of smackerels. If it’s not in a pot with a lid, is one really eating it correctly? And more often than not, this pesky little treat is missing from said pots, which may or may not be the result of a couple dozen tastings throughout the day.
Now that is the stuff that songs are sung about—and that good friends are compared to.
We hope that you will join us in spreading the spelling of “hunny” everywhere you go, whether you enjoy it on toast or as a tasty solo morsel.