Monday, October 30, 2006

Not A Lot Of People Know That ...

I have always said that if I learn a new word in French everyday or an interesting fact, my life will be better off for it. It's only 07h45 on a Monday morning and I have just discovered why the good old British sausage were called 'bangers'. Apparently, during WW2, sausages of the time were so full of water that they exploded when cooked. However, I have also learnt that the humble sauage was invented (according to somebody or other) by the Sumerians in what is modern-day Iraq in 3000 BC. Furthermore, the word 'botulism' is derived from the Latin word for sausage 'botulus'.

Well, don't say I never teach you anything ...



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