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70 borrowed words

Possibly from the 1680s, the word curry comes from the Tamil word kari, which is a relish or sauce for rice. In the past, people would claim that the national dish of England was fish and chips or a 'Sunday roast' but today, the most popular dish is curry.

A sheep, a cow and a pig went to market, a meat market, and there they were turned into food. Thanks to the French language we can now differentiate between the live animals and the ready-to-eat versions; 'sheep' becomes 'mutton', 'cow' becomes 'beef' and 'pig' becomes 'pork'. Look out for these words on a menu near you.

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