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Vinegar

Vinegar is more than just bad wine. Vinegar is derived from the Middle English 'vinegre,' from the Middle French 'vinaigre,' a compound of 'vin' meaning wine, and 'aigre' meaning sour. Ironically, in English we have two distinct words, wine and vinegar, that we may not even know are related; while in French the root of 'vin' in 'vinaigre' is apparent.


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