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Pez Name Origins

When an Austrian candy maker needed a name for his new line of mints, he took the first, middle, and last letters of the German word pfefferminz, or “peppermint,” to form the brand name PEZ. He later marketed the candies as an...

Month Word Game

Our Quiz Guy John Chaneski has a word game called “Words of the Year,” based on phrases containing each month’s three-letter abbreviation. So, an ancient demonym would be TroJAN, for January, and a Derby Day cocktail would be a...


 adj.— «My site is now sporting spinkee new Mint statistics logging.» —“After Eight Mint” by Mark James Famfamfam.com (Birmingham, U.K.) Sept. 6, 2005. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)