Monday, May 6, 2013

Fact of the Day: French Grapes

Dried grapes, more commonly known as raisins get their name from the French word "raisin". Raisins mean "grapes" in French. 

26 comments:

MEcoy said...

that makes sense simple trivia yet explains a lot

Unknown said...

Knew that one, for a change

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

Yes, this is true!

Crazy for fashion said...

I know a bit of french, but didn´t know that!

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Holy Ghost Writer said...

Got one!

Pilar Domínguez said...

I usually have corn flakes with raisins, they are so good. Interesting fact, Adam.Kisses:)

Emmylou said...

Love me some raisins:D

Pat Hatt said...

Knew that one but still hate raisins

DEZMOND said...

I didn't know that. I love them, especially with rum!

Dana said...

I'll have to share this with my husband. He practically lives on raisins. (Yuck!)

A Beer for the Shower said...

Good fact. I think my French vocabulary is limited to the words "croissant" and "crepe," so I did not know this one.

Em-Musing said...

Raisins? Which kind? the soft and chewy? Or the ones like pellets?

Rawknrobyn.blogspot.com said...

No wonder "raisin" sounds much more sophisticated than "grape" - it's French.

xoRobyn

Jenny Woolf said...

Once you start looking there are a lot of food words that come from French. Usually the posh ones. "porc" instead of "pig" "boeuf" instead of "cow" - and yes they are usually the posher ones. I'm told it is becuase when English language was developing, the French speaking Normans invaded in 1066 AD and they became the ruling class. So their words for food became the posh alternatives to the rough tough old Britons! :)

Powdered Toast Man said...

So how do I order raisins in French when I'm in Paris?

Theresa Mahoney said...

I took 3 years of French and never learn this. Cool!

Selvaggia Capizzi said...

Really? French words are everywhere!
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Pat said...

Very cool!

CraveCute said...

Good to know!

Unknown said...

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Golden Eagle said...

So that's why they're called raisins. Great fact!

Unknown said...

Fancy curiosity!!!
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LV said...

I am happy to learn this as I eat cereal with raisins all that time. Glad you dropped by and shared this with us.

Linda said...

Great post, Adam.

Christine said...

I keep forgetting they are dried grapes!

Teddi said...

no way! hmmm.