Okay, maybe I've lead a cloistered life. I didn't really think so, but here I am, 58 years old, and I've never been served a flannel cake. I'm reading a book and the characters are in a pancake joint, waxing rhapsodic about flannel cakes. So I'd like to know: how they are different from plain old pancakes? Or flapjacks? Or is it just a case of different locale - different terminology, like hoagies and subs?