A Not So American Beer

2 Sep

Uncovering the linguistic secrets behind our American favorites.

Had you ever heard of a Czech town named České Budějovice.  Neither had I.  But thanks to a tip I got via my blog about this place, I now know that Budweiser might not be any more American than Hamburgers!

You probably do not see the connection yet.  However, maybe bells would start ringing if I told you that this town of  is also known as “Budweis”.  (If you have read my recent post on where Hamburgers come from, maybe you have already put two and two together.) In fact, “Budweiser” is simply a German adjective meaning that this beer comes from the town of Budweis.

Another linguistic truth revealed, and the search for something truly all-American goes on…


2 Responses to “A Not So American Beer”

  1. Karl September 2, 2010 at 3:45 pm #

    In Texas you will find something “truly all-Amerrican”, although some Texans may argue that it is really “truly all-Texan” since it was invented for sale at the State Fair of Texas : the CORN DOG.

    Yes, long live the CORN DOG, which can now be bought in the freezer case at many super markets all across America; but which may still be purchased all fresh and tasty and ready to eat at a booth at The Great State Fair of Texas every year.

    YUMMM : the time for that Fair is coming soon. It is always in Dallas, and always attracts a crowd of CORN DOG fans.

  2. E. September 2, 2010 at 9:08 pm #

    Come on, you really did not see that coming ??? Even I knew it, and I don’t even drink beer !!

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