amonseuldesir (amonseuldesir) wrote in linguaphiles,
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Nationalized food

It is nice to examine those cases where different kinds of food are "nationalized" and obtain (a presumed, or not presumed) national origin. Few examples come to my mind: bistecca milanese vs. Wiener schnitzel; Greek coffee vs. Turkish coffee; and the big poor game bird Turkey (e.g. in English) vs. Dinde, i.e. from India (in French, Polish, Hebrew and more). Can you imagine what would happen if you ask for a fried Indian in an American restaurant, or for a Turkish coffee in Athens?
Any more such examples?










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    The Oxford Etymologic Dictionary (OED) considers Ego / I as if it were a self-standing word developed within the Germanic and 'Indo-European'…

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