This week’s word is…
The OH and I were out driving yesterday and, as we passed a service station, I saw a large sign with the words, “Pizza slice and a can of minerals for €3!”
We drove for a bit, until I couldn’t help myself but ask him, “Why do we call soft drinks minerals in Ireland?” to which he glanced over at me, eyes wide and replied, “Good question! I have never understood that either!”
A very inane and silly conversation ensued as we tried to work out the etymology of the term. I started giggling uncontrollably, with him joining in very quickly. It turns out minerals is one of those words that, if you say it often enough, beings to sound completely meaningless and ridiculous.
We got to that place where you are laughing, simply because you are laughing, and as we said the word and looked at each other, it just made us collapse into giggles again. Don’t you just love when that happens?
We did eventually manage to get ourselves under control. After a while, as we approached home I simply said, “Minerals,” and he roared again.
I just thought I would make it my word this week because
a) it made me giggle so much
b) I want to know if other countries call soft drinks minerals too
c) I would love to know if anyone knows why we call soft drinks minerals
d) I would also love to know what words, when repeated over and over, make you laugh because they sound ridiculous!
Share your ideas with me!
I do hope you will all join in again. To review the rules of W4W click here!
Now… off you go to fetch yourself a nice cold glass of minerals! 😂
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