So it started out when I was editing a story that mentions Grape-Nuts, and like millions of others have, I wondered at the official product name for something that is neither grape nor nut. This led to the following Twitter outburst, which still may be in progress for all I know. Check the hashtag #rejectednamesforgrapenuts (and apologies to everyone searching for ‘gra penuts’ and ending up here. Weirdos.)

10. Frapatto Stones

9. Buckshot Kibble (contributed by M. David Blake)

8. “Ow! My teeth!”

7. Gran Cru Gravel

6. Muscat Macadam

5. Raisin Rubble

4. “What do you mean, you didn’t put the yeast in?”

3. Kitty Litter

2. Cabernet Cobblestones

1. And the number one rejected name for Grape-Nuts cereal, Indehiscent Bunches of Barley

P.S. A late-breaking entry from @MrPersimmon; I Can’t Believe It’s Not Gravel