The Journey of the Word "Artichoke" Shows Folk Etymology at Its Most Creative

A linguistic investigation prompted by a meal in Rome of carciofi alla giudia.

Plates of carciofi alla giudia. Flickr/seventyoneplace.

Plates of carciofi alla giudia. Flickr/seventyoneplace.

Observation
Feb. 8 2017
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