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:

  1. Wow. Thanks for kemaing up the works.

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  2. That sure went through the ringer

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  3. That gum is beautiful, what kind is that?

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

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

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  5. like always really interesting Adam!!

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

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  7. Stripes! I really am out of gum touch.

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

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

    All the best Jan

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  10. 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.

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

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

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