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The English language. A mongrel tongue if ever there was one. Every nation between the Atlantic and the Urals seems to have had some input, although most of what we say is derived from West Germanic, French, Latin and Norse languages. The Germanic contribution being particularly significant, as much of our grammar structure is related, having been imported along with the Angles, Saxons and Jutes.

But there is one word that has come from another continent that has had our mouths watering, appetites stimulated and pot heads rushing off down the local 24 hour gas station at 3am….


And yes, the word comes directly from an old Mexican language. They are big chocolate fans here, and Oaxaca (wah-haka) is world famous for it’s choccy products. See photo below.



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