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Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Amaaaaaazing etymologies....

And now we continue our multi-part series, AMAZING ETYMOLOGIES, where we explore the amazing origins of the words that make up our wacky language.   Cappuccino, the delicious beverage made of coffee and frothed milk comes from the word "capuchin" which means hood.  It is the name of an order of monks who wear brown hoods that are said to resemble the "hood" of brown foam over coffee.  Bonus fact: the etymology is the same as the capuchin monkeys, who also appear to have on hoods.

1 comment:

Frankie Diane said...

I like this blog feature and that is wierd! Now it's all I'm going to think about everytime I step into a Starbucks!