You might have heard your friends use these words but the truth is, it’s your parents who are more familiar with these following terms:
1. Hip-hop – the term pairs the hip that means “trendy” or “fashionable” with the leaping movement hop.
2. Balsamic – comes from the Italian word for “curative,” because the vinegar is traditionally thought to aid digestion. (A few sips of balsamic vinegar are sometimes taken after a meal, as a digestif.)
3. Apartheid – “The urge to punish South Africa for apartheid is now palpable throughout the United States. Americans want to destroy this abhorrent structure of racism or disown its sponsors’ claimed kinship with Western culture.” — Editorial, New York Times, June 9, 1985 Continue reading