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“"*" Always Thinking "*"”

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Since: Nov 12

Greensburg, IN

#2975 Feb 4, 2013
Restaurants, you ever wonder why their called that?

“"*" Always Thinking "*"”

Level 8

Since: Nov 12

Greensburg, IN

#2976 Feb 4, 2013
Answer

In 1765 a Parisian soup-vendor named Boulanger (which, confusingly, means Baker) put up a sign outside his shop in Latin, reading:

<< VENITE AD ME VOS QUI STOMACHO LABORATIS ET EGO RESTAURABO VOS >>

"Come to me, all who labour in the stomach, and I will restore you."

The idea of serving individual meals to customers who could sit down and eat them on the spot was, amazingly, very new; so the restorative aspect of Boulanger's innovation was incorporated into the name for this type of establishment.


Thus, the word "restaurant" comes from the French word " la restauration", meaning "restoration".

Bet you didn't know that - ain't GOOGLE great?
beatlesinthebog

Palmerston North, New Zealand

#2977 Feb 4, 2013
Hoosier Hillbilly wrote:
Restaurants, you ever wonder why their called that?
That is for them to know and us to wonder.

“"*" Always Thinking "*"”

Level 8

Since: Nov 12

Greensburg, IN

#2978 Feb 4, 2013
*=* say again *=*
beatlesinthebog

Palmerston North, New Zealand

#2979 Feb 4, 2013
Hoosier Hillbilly wrote:
*=* say again *=*
That is for them to know and us to wonder.

“"*" Always Thinking "*"”

Level 8

Since: Nov 12

Greensburg, IN

#2980 Feb 4, 2013
TeeHee!
Wonder if you looked to see why they call an eat'n
place a resturant? cart before horse thing!
beatlesinthebog

Palmerston North, New Zealand

#2981 Feb 4, 2013
Hoosier Hillbilly wrote:
TeeHee!
Wonder if you looked to see why they call an eat'n
place a resturant? cart before horse thing!
haha...thing yer funny do yuh?

Since: Jan 13

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#2982 Feb 4, 2013
Yuh outta know I see very well

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Since: Oct 12

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#2983 Feb 4, 2013
Well, superbowls over, thank god for hockey.....

Since: Jan 13

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#2984 Feb 4, 2013
Hockey schmocky! Bring on the ladies soccer!

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Since: Oct 12

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#2985 Feb 4, 2013
Soccer news, this morning on BBC was about huge payoffs to throw matches, instituted by asian gambling syndicates.....

Vee

“Happeeeeeee 2016!!!!!!!”

Since: Dec 06

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#2986 Feb 4, 2013
Soccer and get charged for domestic abuse.

“.May the odds be ever with you”

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Since: Jul 12

United States

#2987 Feb 4, 2013
Vee wrote:
Soccer and get charged for domestic abuse.
Now that was funny.

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#2988 Feb 4, 2013
Vee wrote:
Soccer and get charged for domestic abuse.
Lol

Since: Jan 13

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#2989 Feb 4, 2013
Syndicates of the criminal variety are everywhere

“"*" Always Thinking "*"”

Level 8

Since: Nov 12

Greensburg, IN

#2990 Feb 4, 2013
Everywhere, it's getting crazy!
= It's not keep using the same word last=???=

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#2991 Feb 4, 2013
Crazy how much weight you can gain, by quitting smoking.....

“ROCK ON ROCKERS!!”

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Rockin' USA ;)

#2992 Feb 4, 2013
Go Blue Forever wrote:
Crazy how much weight you can gain, by quitting smoking.....
Smoking is not heathy.

Vee

“Happeeeeeee 2016!!!!!!!”

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#2993 Feb 4, 2013
Healthy takes a lot of work.

“"*" Always Thinking "*"”

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Since: Nov 12

Greensburg, IN

#2994 Feb 5, 2013
Work includes for many posting on Offbeat!

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