I like camembert, but I don't like pie charts

Earlier today, while reading a brief NYT article on William Playfair and the genesis of pie charts (link), I learned a fun new fact: in France, pie charts are referred to as le camembert.

I suppose it's not so strange that the hard-to-read visual we named after a sweet circle dessert in English is described by a savory dessert in France. But I still find this wildly amusing (yes, I am a dork; I take no shame in that). So much so, in fact, that I almost didn't believe it at first. But a quick minute in Google Translate confirmed it for me:

Alas, if only pie charts were as effective of a visual as pies or cheese are as tasty desserts. (personal diatribe)

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