History of words and phrases

Ketchup: John Heinz sold his tomato ketchup starting in 1876. It was popular in seventh-century China as a pickled, spicy fish sauce!

Honcho: Our soldiers brought the term back after occupying Japan in World War II. It means squad chief, leader and comes from the word Hancho.

Cent/Pennies: During the American Revolution the rebels changed and replace the British word penny for the American term cent.


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