Monday, October 29, 2018

Fact of the Day: Salty Soda

The English word soda gets its name (going through medieval Latin first) from the Arabic word suwwad which referred to the saltwort plant. 

12 comments:

Margaret D said...

Always interesting to know where 'words' came from.

shwet said...

Really? i didnt know that.thanks for sharing such interesting info.
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Bob Bushell said...

Nice word.

Pat Hatt said...

That would sure sound a bit more weird

RO said...

That's pretty interesting. Hugs and Happy Monday! RO

Henny Penny said...

That's interesting! Just looked at your last few posts that I missed.

Christine said...

Really

Susie said...

Adam, I have to say you make us all curious. I have never heard of saltwort before...so I will look it up, and learn. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

Lois said...

I've never heard this before either.

Jenn said...

Soda, pop, soda pop. We call it pop, I think soda is more of an American thing? I wonder how that came to be.

Martha said...

I had no idea. Interesting.

Fundy Blue said...

I'm with Susie. You make me curious, and I often google what you share. I grew up Canadian, so for me soda is pop.