Walter Hinteler wrote:
But in Chicago ....
Ha! Good find!
It's also worth noting that there are various different spellings (Bretzel, Brezel, Brezl, Breze) in German. What they all
have in common is the "B" as a first letter, though.
The Chicago variation rather seems to be a new import to the US (given that what they are selling is the genuine thing, not the mutation otherwise to be found) rather than a reversal to the original spelling.
you can find some Americans who spell the Habsburgs Habsburgs, after all....