Anhydrous Wit

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Tuesday, March 29, 2016

From Soup to Nuts

As I brush my teeth after lunch every day, I can't help but notice all the labels on whatever mechanical box is in the office bathroom.  Some are in English.  Some are in French.  Some are in Spanish.

I looked up the word soupape and learned it is a feminine noun which means "valve" in French.  Still, the part of my brain which enjoys English word puzzles divides it into two words:  soup ape.

What's next?  Chowder chimp?  Bisque baboon?  Goulash gibbon?  Gazpacho gorilla?