Where did these words originate?
The English language has borrowed words from other cultures through time. listed here are some words, can you tell me where these words came from?
Moped, Pepperoni, Slalom, Honcho, Ukulele.
If no one gets the right answer I will post the answer on Friday 10/19/2012
I would imagine Slalom is Jewish? It sounds a lot like Shalom.
The easy ones are pepperoni (Italian), Ukulele (Hawaiian), and Honcho (Japanese). Moped is an abbreviated conjunction of "Motor" and "Pedal". Pedal is a Latin-derived word where "ped" refers to the foot. I don't know where motor comes from. I also don't know the origin of slalom.
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