Natalia Quintana
Professional Teacher
Word of the day. Interesting word origin /etymology

AVOCADO

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The word avocado <a href="http://www.etymonline.com/index.php?search=avocado&searchmode=none" style="color: rgb(24, 95, 125);">comes from the Aztec word, "ahuacatl,"</a> which means testicle. Aside from the similar shape, avocados also act as aphrodisiacs, foods that stimulate sex drive. I propose we un-complicate the story and rename them "testicle fruit.

May 29, 2019 10:46 AM
Natalia Quintana
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