Sunday, April 15, 2018

Fact of the Day: Obese

The English word obese is derived from the Latin word obesus which means to "have eaten until fat".  

12 comments:

Bob Bushell said...

Too true.

RO said...

I have to admit that I've never really liked that word.(lol) Hugs...RO

Elisabeth said...

Me neither, I have never liked the word. Thank you for stopping by my blog, and leaving me such great comments! It would be interesting to know the story behind the fact that you've never tried the nr 1 (most drank) beverage in the world! Also, nowadays the best chefs in the world are men! In Finland, at least, kitchen play is also common among boys :) In TV shows like Masterchef, at least half are men, and even in the Junior version, we have at least half of boys!

xxx
E from Helsinki, Finland
http://helsinkidragonfly.blogspot.fi/

Pat Hatt said...

true enough indeed

NanaDiana said...

A 'disease' that is visited upon many of us in the USA.

Martha said...

That makes sense

Infidel753 said...

The obesity epidemic is a horrible problem, but at least it's a problem of affluence. Today the world has 1.6 billion obese people, much larger than the number of people with severely inadequate food. I'd far rather have that problem than the repeated famines that repeatedly ravaged most areas from the dawn of history until the 1970s or so.

Henny Penny said...

"Have eaten until fat". That's an easy thing to do.

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Another fascinating tidbit! And by the way, Adam, SO cool that you know other work of the tarot artist featured on my last post!

Mary Kirkland said...

It's interesting to find out where some words get their meaning from.

Christine said...

Interesting.

Su-sieee! Mac said...

You got me curious, so I went to learn more about the word. I had no idea that shock to the body is one reason for some people becoming obese. Interesting.