Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Plant Specimens

Flower bouquets during the spring, leaf bouquets during the fall.

The other day I was thinking about the phrase 'Cup O' Joe.' Why would coffee be refereed to as joe? I found out from this Wikitionary Entry that the nickname probably derives from the word jamoke, which I guess at some point in history people used to refer to coffee. Supposedly it is a combination of Java and Mocha. I like the word jamoke. I think it needs to be brought back into popular lexicon. It reminds me of the word Karaoke. Someone could start a business called Jamoke Karaoke in which the customer gets private karaoke rooms and instead of serving booze they serve coffee. Although Karaoke with out booze might not be such a good idea... so maybe they'll serve alcoholic coffee beverages like Irish coffees.

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