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February 13, 2005

Punch

What is the origin of the word "punch"?

Sepaass Shahidi wrote: Because I am Iranian, I would argue that the word punch came from the word "panj," meaning five or from the hindu word "panch," with the same meaning. Because the drink was commonly made with five types of ingredients.

Quiz suggested by Viviane Barzel: "Punch derives from Parsi and Sanskrit PANJ, as containing 5 elements, this drink was the alcoholic adaptation of British and Portuguese sailors."

Winner: Sepaass Shahidi. Sad Afarin!

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