What is a groat cluster?
February 7, 2005 12:20 PM   Subscribe

What is a groat cluster?
posted by mcgraw to Food & Drink (8 answers total)
Hmm. Are we talkin' the coin or the grain? (Some googly searches dead-ended at Firesign Theater and Church of the Subgenius...)
posted by Specklet at 12:45 PM on February 7, 2005

Groats are hulled buckwheat seeds. Without context, I can't say if that helps answer your question.
posted by ewagoner at 12:49 PM on February 7, 2005

I'm more familiar with oat groats.

I'd do more research, but my clamcakes are getting damp....
posted by Floydd at 1:27 PM on February 7, 2005

Buckwheat groats? Kasha? No bow ties?
posted by fixedgear at 1:42 PM on February 7, 2005

The reference is an allusion to low-quality food. That, and.... groat clusters would look like turds.

Damn you, now i'm humming ..."We are marching and marching to Omaha" !!
posted by reflecked at 2:29 PM on February 7, 2005

In my family, groat clusters always referred to sweets, usually donuts or apple rollovers that we would eat on Christmas mornings. I've never heard it used outside my family.
posted by Inkoate at 10:06 PM on February 7, 2005

Don't forget the Tubs of Slaw™. (I'll take two!)

Sorry, only one tub per family. Offer not good after curfew in Sectors R or N.
posted by timeistight at 2:34 AM on February 8, 2005 [1 favorite]

"Groat cluster" is a Firesign Theater joke; like many another such, its primary purpose is as a signifier that one is hip to the Firesign Theater (which is a good thing to be -- do check them out if you like wacky humor).

juv3nal, that's mildly amusing but goofing around is not what you're supposed to be doing in AskMe. Sorry.
posted by languagehat at 7:48 AM on February 8, 2005

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