Pancakes ... what do you call them in your neck of the woods?

While making pancakes this morning for my 12 yr old, it made my think of the different names I have heard them called throughout my travels. I have heard them as ... flapjacks, griddlecakes, hotcakes.

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Hotcakes.
Flapjacks or, if I'm cooking, potential fire and health hazards.
Waffles are just pancakes with syrup traps.
The waffle has a much higher surface to mass ratio, leading to more "cooked" area, which is what changes the texture so much. Waffle batter also tends to be a bit sweeter, and has a more international flair. (Just ask the Belgians...but don't ask them at breakfast. Waffles are a dessert item, and I've gotten some dirty looks in the hotel asking after them in the morning.)

French Toast is, of course, a whole different beast. I can appreciate the differences of all three. If I have to pick from the classic version of each, it would be pancakes. But Belgian dessert waffles would trump those. And the Stuffed French Toast at Disneyworld (PB and banana) might be the best of the lot.
Add a little fat to your pancake recipe and you have waffles. Vegetable oil will do, but if you ask me real butter makes a better waffle.
Speaking of "fat" ... my Grandma Austin would save the bacon grease and mix it would brown sugar to but on our pancakes when we had them at their house.
I'm with you completely. The waffle batter usually has stiff beaten egg whites that give them a lighter texture than pancakes. My wife considers them to be much too much trouble at home, so I go out for them.

Oh, and here in VA, we call them pancakes.
pancakes
I don't really have a sweet tooth, though I love the American ability to combine sweet and salty on the same plate as in pancakes with syrup and crispy bacon and sausages....

But, all things considered I'm a fiend for potato pancakes with sour cream. You may know them as latkes but my mum's Polish so I call them placki ziemniaczane....
Kartoffelpuffer.
Pancakes.
They're pancakes unless you're at McDonald's, then they're hotcakes. And this is from growing up in uptown New Orleans.

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