Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Fact of the Day: Gum

The English word for gum (as in the candy) came from the Old French word gomme which came from the Latin word gummi and the Greek word kommi. All of these derived from the Egyptian word kemai

16 comments:

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Oh how cool!

Moving with Mitchell said...

Wow. Thanks for kemaing up the works.

Pat Hatt said...

That sure went through the ringer

Anonymous said...

That gum is beautiful, what kind is that?

Emmylou said...

Fun fact: my DD, when she was much younger, had gum stuck to her hair a LOT OF TIMES! Sigh....

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Bubble gum is the best!

Adam said...

fruit stripe, it's a glorious six seconds of flavor.

Gloria Baker said...

like always really interesting Adam!!

NanaDiana said...

Well, there is something I never knew. I remember that striped gum but I haven't seen it in years!

Susan Kane said...

Stripes! I really am out of gum touch.

Christine said...

Interesting.

happyone said...

I chew the peppermint flavor of Extra. Sugar free but the flavor lasts a good long while.

Lowcarb team member said...

I haven't had gum in years … but nice to know these facts Adam, thanks.

All the best Jan

Martha said...

There's actually a beach named Komi on the island of Chios in Greece. And on that island they produce a very unique chewing gum.

Kirk said...

Seeing those sticks of gum makes me want to run out to the store and get a pack.

Jenn said...

Who knew? Not me! I am not a fan of gum. Minty gum makes me sneeze every darn time.