Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Between broth and brothel

Alas, "broth" comes from the Old English "breowan," to brew. "Brothel" comes from the Old English "breothan," to decay. Here I thought I was going to crack the etymological connection between soup and prostitution once and for all...

1 comment:

WojtekKruszewski said...

LOL just googled those two words looking for a connection and behold - there's a blog post about that.