While we have been waiting for COVID-19 vaccine, have you ever wondered why vaccine is called vaccine? The word, vaccine, is from the Latin word, vacca, which means cow. Please watch the video below to find out the relation between vaccine and cow.
Did you know Quarantine is from an Italian word Quaranta meaning 40? In the following video, you can learn why quarantine means 40 and the quarantine history in the US and see some old footage of New York City.
Have you ever wondered why there are so many vegetarians in America and why they have different titles for different vegetarians? Let’s find out what kinds of vegetarians are out there and what kinds of vegetarians your friends are.
- Flexitarian: Flexible + Vegetarian
- Lacto-Ovo-Vegetarian: Lacto is from the Latin word for milk and Ovo is from the Latin word for egg.
- Pesco-Vegetarian, Pescatarian, or Pescetarian: Pesce means fish in Italian.
- Raw Food Vegan: Raw means uncooked in English.
- Semi-Vegetarian: Semi means half in Latin.
The definitions are not the same everywhere and it is possible to have more types of them in the future. Aren’t you sure what kinds of vegetarians your friends are yet? Let’s study more here!
You learned eye, nose, mouth, etc. in your basic English class. Have you also learned earlobe, Adam’s apple, collar bone, etc.? Let’s learn about more body parts!
Did you ever wonder, “Where do the month names come from?” Essentially, there are three sources: Greek and Roman deities, Roman rulers, and numbers.
May springs from the Greek goddess Maia, daughter of Atlas and mother of Hermes. She was a nurturer and an earth goddess, which certainly explains her connection with this springtime month, when flowers and crops burst forth.
June descends from Juno, wife of Jupiter, and the Roman ancient goddess of marriage and childbirth.
July was named in honor of Julius Caesar right after his assassination in 44 B.C., with July being the month of his birth. July is the first month in the calendar that bears the name of a real person, rather than a deity.
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