Yesterday, at school, I was thinking about this blog. “I need to post something this week to get back onto my schedule of posting” was one of my thoughts. Then, suddenly, my new topic was right in front of me. Literally. You see, I was drinking enhanced water from Nestlé. And what is that brand of enhanced water called? It’s called “Nestlé Vitality Enhanced Waters from the Vitality Express Dispenser”, according to the website of Nestlé. The product is illustrated as a way to “[v]italize your beverage business” (Nestlé). Vitalize and vitality have the same root from a Latin word: vita. Vita is Latin for “life”. Words that are derived from vita are, but not limited to: vitality, vitalize, vital, vivacious, and etc. Are you mind-blown, because wow, Latin is truly everywhere.
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One ‘fast food’ place that I love eating at is Panera Bread. Panera Bread is a chain bakery/cafe that serves quality, comfort food along with free wifi. They are also known for serving their soup in bread bowls. They also sell sandwiches, paninis, pastas, and more! The word pane, panis is the Latin word for bread. See any connection?
Aquafina is a brand of purified, bottled water. PepsiCo produces, both, flavored and unflavored versions of it. In Latin, aqua means water. It is a first declension, feminine word that is considered to be common and simple. Next time when you drink water from Aquafina, be sure to remember that!
For my post, this month, I’m relating Latin to cookies. The Latin word for sleep is somnus, somni (masculine). Insomnia comes from that word, meaning you can’t sleep. Insomnia Cookies, a chain cookie shop, is named Insomnia Cookies because it is open until three A.M.! So, basically, Insomnia Cookies gets its name from the Latin word for sleep. Insomnia Cookies sells cookies (that are so good it should be illegal), ice cream, and ‘cookiewiches’. If you live near a shop, this awesome place can deliver warm cookies to you. Or you can go to one of their 100 bakeries to buy these delicious cookies! They sell twelve different cookies; Chocolate Chunk, M&M, Sugar, Double Chocolate Chunk, Oatmeal Raisin, Peanut Butter Chip, Snickerdoodle, Double Chocolate Mint, White Chocolate Macadamia Nut, Triple Chocolate Chunk, S’mores, and Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup. Personally, I don’t care how I get them as long as I get them.
Insomnia Cookies Website
Insomnia Cookies Menu