Did I Forget to Mention…?

Where the word “yogurt” comes from? It’s Turkish and it means “thick.” No surprises there. Except, why do we use the Turkish word for yogurt when there were so many other yogurt-eating peoples so much closer to Europe that the Turks? The Greeks, for example, and the Scandinavians. The answer is because yogurt first entered Western Europe via the Balkans, where they used the Turkish word. Oh.

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