I'm fascinated by the history of words. The roots of the word "conspiracy" mean "to breathe together." "Alizarin" (as in Alizarin crimson) means "juice squeezed out." It's all fascinating stuff.


A luscious napoleon from the fabulous French bakery led me on a click-fest through Wikipedia. Reading about mille-feuille pastries, I saw a link to the Galaktoboureko pastry. My mind on the mille in mille-feuille, I wondered whether the "galac" part of galactoboureko might mean "many" or "million", something like the "mille" in my Napoleon.

So off I went to the OED to get a good grasp of the etymology.

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