Wednesday, August 26, 2009

First part of this word sounds like something else

funny word of the day: condiment

Definition from Merriam-Webster:

Pronunciation: \ˈkän-də-mənt\
Function: noun
Etymology: Middle English, from Middle French, from Latin condimentum, from condire to season
Date: 15th century
: something used to enhance the flavor of food; especially : a pungent seasoning
— con·di·men·tal \ˌkän-də-ˈmen-təl\ adjective

I'm a fan of some condiments (soy sauce, mustard, vinegar, hot sauce) and I dislike others (ketchup, mayo, relish). What's your favorite condiment?

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