Here is information from the FSB Associates:
Carpe Diem and Become a Word Connoisseur!
English is filled with a smorgasbord of foreign words and phrases that have entered our language from many sources -- some from as far back as the Celts. A Certain "Je Ne Sais Quoi," which tells the story of how many of these expressions came to be commonly used in English, will both amaze and amuse language lovers everywhere. You'll be fascinated to learn, for instance, that . . .
- ketchup began life as a spicy pickled fish sauce called koechiap in seventeenth-century China?
- honcho came from the Japanese world hancho, which means squad chief? The world was brought to the United States something during the 1940s by soldiers who had served in Japan.
- dungarees comes from the Hindi word dungri, the thick cotton cloth used for sails and tents in India?
My take on the book:
What a fun book! My daughters are taking Latin. They are building a magnificent vocabulary! This book has been a fun addition to our growing vocabulary! I ask where do you think this book originates and its meaning. Here is what we said and the words origins that we have discovered thus far:
2) Hamburger- My daughter said that she thinks hamburger means cow in French. According to the book, Hamburger is a person from Hamburg (Germany). In 19th-century Hamburg, Germany, they pounded beef patties called Hamburg steak. Emigrants going to America took this with them and "hamburger" appeared on menus as early as 1836.
Don't forget to pick up this book! It is a great conversation starter, too!
The words expressed in MY TAKE OF THE BOOK are my own tasty words! Thanks FSB Associates for the book to review.