Wednesday, April 20, 2005


Where Does Sausage Come From?

Robert Hendrickson, QPB Encyclopedia of Word and Phrase Origins, 2nd edition (New York: Facts on File, 2004), s.v. sausage (p. 638):
Sausage comes ultimately from the Latin word salus, meaning salted or preserved.
Wrong. It comes from Latin salsus. Salus means health, salvation, safety.

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