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Why Do We Say That?

Most of us pepper our English with a little foreign flavor. I know I do! Sometimes, it’s fun to insert a little Spanish or French into daily conversation. Sometimes, it’s just that the best word to describe something just happens to be from another language.

I promise you, I don’t usually spend a lot of time thinking about this.  But today, I read this blog about the origins of some of our words and phrases in English.

It was pretty interesting and maybe something to keep in mind when you’re throwing around “je ne sais quoi”, “Sturm und Drang”, and “ciao”!

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