Friday, September 23, 2005

Linguistic Note: Sauce d'arrachides

A very good question...why is it called ¨sauce d'arrachides¨ and not ¨sauce de cachuettes¨? In France, peanuts go by the latter name; in Cameroon, for agricultural reasons, their identity is different. Arracher means ¨to pick out of the ground,¨ so arrachides are those nuts that are harvested from the earth. In Cameroon. Voila!

1 Comments:

Blogger Scott Grossman said...

quite an efficient response, mizz horwitz.

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