Or butter-knife points, at least. The fuss is over the ptoper shape for France's iconic breakfast pastry.
Tesco, one of the UK's largest supermarket chains, has straightened out the popular breakfast treat because, it says, 75% of its customers prefer it that way because it's easier to butter.
The chain's chief of croissant-buying told The Guardian (UK) that "with the crescent shaped croissants, it's more fiddly and most people can take up to three attempts to achieve perfect coverage, which increases the potential for accidents involving sticky fingers and tables."
French responses included calls for Britain to be kicked out of the European Union (a popular idea among some Brits), tweets calling the straight croissant idea "completely absurd," or "sheer lunacy," and perhaps a more measured "We need to teach the English that you don't butter croissants in the first place."
Some Britons found it a bit odd, too; one Tweet received by the Telegraph (UK) mocked "As a nation, we aspire to 50% of people going to university, yet we find curved croissants intolerably difficult."
Photos: Curved, Bex Walton/Flickr; straight, RTL