I have written about a line of backpacks from Jansport before, but I have not written about Jansport itself yet. Click here if you want to read my blog post on Trans by Jansport backpacks. Anyways, Jansport is a brand that is well known for making backpacks. There is a Latin root in the ‘port’ part of the word. Porto, portare, portavi, portatus, a, um is a verb in Latin, and its definition is “to carry”. What do you do with backpacks? You carry them. Boom, that’s another unexpected connection to Latin.

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