When I first started blogging and reading lots of other blogs, one of the things I kept coming across on US blogs was the ‘breakfast casserole’. Now to me, a casserole is a type of stew that is cooked in the oven, not on the hob. The recipes that were called breakfast casseroles were what I would probably call bakes, possibly crustless quiches or even frittatas. They were not casseroles.
Like so many linguistic differences, it seemed odd at first, but over time I got used to it. It began to sound normal. When I read the words, ‘breakfast casserole’ now, I imagine a baked egg dish rather than a wet tomatoey stew.