Celery Celery showed up in the mid seventeenth century as sellery, which in my opinion
is the superior spelling and we should go back to it. And yes, there was a word
for before then—two in fact, the Middle Englishache and selinum. It comes
from the French céleri, which is thought to be from a particular Italian
dialect, where it is seleri. That’s from the Late Latinselinon, which is from the Greek selinon, an old word
for parsley. I guess this one makes sense. Except for why the French had to
ruin it by spelling it with a C.
Asparagus Asparagus showed up in the late fourteenth century as aspergy, and I just find that word hilarious. It comes from the Old Englishsparage,
which is from the classical Latinasparagus, which yes, means that this word actually became more like its origin
word over the years. I guess there’s a first time for everything. Fun fact,
aspartame comes from asparagus. I
mean the word, although the chemical is found in asparagus, too.
Bean Bean comes from the Old English bean,
which means… bean. That’s from the Proto Germanicbauno, and its origin before that is
unknown, although it might be related to the Proto Indo Europeanbha-bha-,
which means broad bean. But you know etymology rarely makes sense.
Turnip Turnip showed up in the sixteenth century as turnepe. Its origin is kind of weird. First of all, it’s related to
turn. It’s actually a combination of
turn and the Middle English nepe, so turn + nepe = turnip. Nepe is from
the Old English naep and classical Latin napus, which means
turnip. As to why they decided to throw turn in there, I have no idea.
Radish One more today because these have been pretty short. Radish comes from the Middle English radich and
Old English raedic, which just means radish. It’s from the classical Latin radicem,
which meant radish, but also more generally root,
and is from the Proto Indo European wrad-, branch or root. Always weird when the etymology
Is… this really a thing? Copper infused socks? What the hell are
they supposed to do???
Boy, they really want me to unsubscribe. I suppose their harassment is slightly less
intrusive than visiting a blog and immediately getting a popup to sign up for
The Network is still after me! It’s apparently the network professional
network. You must know them.
Using different fonts makes it much more legitimate.
I get a lot of spam from casinos these days. Not sure what I signed up
for that sold my email address to these online casinos I have to assume are
completely fake, but there you go.
As you can see here, I’m apparently sending these to myself. First it
says I’m going to receive 250 emails a day (oof), from “all catagorie”
(ooooof), and then it tells me not replying is considered a yes. These spammers
There are still a lot more vegetables to look at. Seriously,
this particular series could go on for weeks.
Corn Don’t know if you’re aware of this or not, but what’s called
corn in America isn’t called corn anywhere else. Wheat, oats, and other grains
are corn, and American corn is called maize, which is what indigenous Americans
called it. There’s no real reason why we Americans insist on calling it corn,
especially when you look at the history of the word.
In Old English, corn
means wheat, from the Proto Germanickurnam, which means small seed and comes from the Proto Indo Europeangre-no-,
grain, which is unsurprisingly the
origin of grain. And for the record,
the corn that has to do with the horns of animals, like as part of unicorn? Not related at all. But you know what that word is related
Carrot Carrot showed up sometime in the sixteenth century,
coming from the French carrotte and classical Latin carota.
They got that from the Greek karoton, carrot,
and that’s thought to come from the above mentioned ker-, which also gave us carat and its variant karat. Because carrots are
shaped like horns, and that’s basically what that kind of corn is.
Pea As a word, pea showed up in the seventeenth century from the Middle English pease, and apparently people dropped the S
because they thought it sounded plural, even though pease is actually singular.
Yeah, language is stupid like that sometimes. It’s from the Old English pise/poise,
which is from the Late
Latinpisa, and that’s from the classical Latin pisum, peas,
which might be from the Greek pison, pea—makes sense, what didn’t
the Romans steal from the Greeks? And that’s the earliest we can trace it.
Broccoli Broccoli is relatively recent, having shown up in the late seventeenth century from the Italian
broccoli. Funnily enough, that’s actually a plural of the word broccolo,
which is from brocco, meaning a shoot or something protruding. It’s from
the classical Latin broccus, the origin word for broach of all things.
Cabbage Okay, one more. Cabbage showed up in the mid fifteenth century as caboge, from the
Old North Frenchcaboche
Frenchcaboce, which both mean head, like a head of cabbage. Those
words are actually form the classical Latin caput, head, and Proto Indo European kaput-, which I mentioned not long ago as being
the origin word for chapter. Basically, cabbages look like heads, so that’s
what we named them.
I 100% support the LGBTQA+ community, but no, I do not want Gay
Porn or “Gay Dating News” (make up your mind which one of those things it is,
because they are very different things).
Oh, I love this. You might not be able to read this, but it
says “Diplomatic agent” (capitalization left intact) James Philip is conveying
my “consignment box”, whatever the hell that is. It makes me laugh, until I
realize there must be someone out there falling for these, and then it just
makes me sad.
She’s writing me this message “with tears and sorrow”. Don’t
even need to read further. It’s a cancer widow. Or possibly a girl who has been
cut off from her family’s money by an evil stepmother. Either way, the exclamation
point indicates she’s excited about it.
This one says I can eliminate the appearance of wrinkles in
under two “minliites”. Did they… did they replace the U in minutes with an LII?
Why? It doesn’t even make a U! It makes a UI!
Rest assured, this is not spam. It says so in the message.
Not just A professional network has chosen me, THE
professional network. It’s okay to be jealous.