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Monday, May 16, 2016

Modern English borrows from a lot of different languages, and sometimes those foreign words lose some of their original meaning in translation.

Food and dining, for example, borrows heavily from French, and some of the words don't mean to us what they mean over there.

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Today's Random Fact:

In French cuisine, an "entree" is a dish served before the main course, in other words, an appetizer.

In French, "le plat principal" is the main (or principal) course.

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Bonus Fact:

In French:

"un aperitif" is a pre-dinner cocktail.

"un digestif" is your after-dinner drink.

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