Write a new post in response to today’s one-word prompt
Snack. Isn’t that a funny word to say? Snack.
So of course I had to check the etymology. Where would such a strange word come from?
Wiki tells me that it originated with the Old Dutch snappen, meaning a little bite. Middle Dutch transformed it to snacken, for reasons we will probably never know, and so it comes to us as snack. A little bite. A small meal eaten between larger meals.
Here’s a healthy-looking snack. I enjoy that sort of mini-meal, especially if someone else is preparing it 🙂
I’d rather have this, though:
Yes, I know it’s very bad for me on so many levels, and I rarely indulge these days. It’s not nearly as attractive as the hummus platter, but something about that wrapper just calls my name.
So here’s a question for all the philosophical souls out there: Why are the things that are so BAD for us the things we want more than we want the things that are so GOOD for us?
Don’t lose any sleep over it. Go have a healthy snack. Or unhealthy 🙂