Why Evolution Is True
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Where’s the latte?
The astute will note it’s Espresso not Expresso.
I often have two reactions to these “internet memes”: “Haha”, and “god, people are dumb”. Expresso?!
Caffeine aficionados will want to research Honoré Balzac.
Care to elaborate?
Do you think you’re addicted to coffee? You ain’t got nothin’ on Balzac.
Some people claim he died of caffeine poisoning (highly unlikely).
“1945, from It. caffe espresso, from espresso “pressed out,” from pp. of esprimere, from L. exprimere “press out” (see express). In reference to the steam pressure.”
/mine too; poor italians; some people actually pronounce it so, aaargh/
THANK YOU! I know it’s pedantic, but I hate it when I see English-speaking people spell “espresso” with an X. It annoys me even more when I see it spelled that way in cafés or on product labels.
A good shot of espresso is tricky enough to make. If your café can’t even manage to spell the word right I’m not even going to bother.
Thank you, thank you! My morning laugh before tackling the day. And having my coffee.
What – no Caffe Corretto owl? I guess these are the wrong types of owls anyway – if it’s a Corretto owl it’s got to be a Snowy.