It’s a food, it’s a weapon, it’s….


Hash is not only a versatile food, it’s a versatile word, which  means: to make a mess of things, to muddle a job or to rework old material (to rehash).

 

 

hatchet or axeIt’s a verb, it’s a noun and it’s used in many phrases, like “hashing over a subject”. A relatively new word circa 1645-55, it hails from France, < French, hacher, to cut up, derivative of hache, an ax or hatchet>.

 

For the whole scuttlebutt on hash check out: http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/hash

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2 thoughts on “It’s a food, it’s a weapon, it’s….

    1. Your word for stew sounds very much like the word “hatchet”, isn’t it wonderful how the world’s cultures are so very different, and yet so much alike? Thanks for dropping by my bi-country friend!

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