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The French in French toast
Thursday, November 29, 2012 1:21 AM

By Nancy Whitaker


Have you ever wondered why so many of the words we use have an unrelated word in front of it? I am speaking of words like French toast, French fries, French manicure, French windows, French cuffs, French onion soup and French bangs.

Then we have terms such as swiss steak, swiss chocolate, swiss cheese, German measles, Dutch treat, Belgian waffles, Swedish meatballs, Chinese checkers and Chinese jump rope.