Thursday, December 20, 2018

Fact of the Day: Venison

The word venison (deer meat) came to English via the Old French word venesoun. The ultimate root word was venari, which is Latin for "to hunt".  

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  1. Not sure what many do these days would count as hunting

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  2. In Spanish we call these animals "Venados" and I guess that is more close to the latin.

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  3. They must have got many words from the English too.

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  4. I always wondered where the word "venison" came from. Now I know.

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  5. So interesting... My best wishes for these holidays ..

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  6. I never knew this. I always learn something new when I visit your blog.

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  7. I was just talking about wanting some deer meat. Its a nice change for all the turkey and ham we have been having the past two months. With hunters in the family, I'm sure I can find a steak somewhere.
    You have some interesting things on here.
    Lisa.

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