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(Infinite Zounds turns two years old today. Many thanks to all our readers for taking the blog past this little milestone.)

Two entities, a confectionary and a person, became yoked together in an unlikely alliance of homophones in 2012. One apparently gets its Oriental name from a resemblance to snow. The other is a British garage entrepreneur who manufactured four-valved equipment that bore his name and gained popularity for its simplicity in the household.

What's the connection?

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This day last year: Q.366

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