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Useless (probabl) trivia for the day.
Old 06-11-2019, 08:05 AM
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From Reader's Digest:


Salt was so valuable in ancient Rome that soldiers were sometimes paid with it. In fact, the word salary comes from the Latin word sal for salt. When a soldier was doing a lousy job, his paycheck might be cut which is how we got the expression "not worth his salt."


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Old 06-11-2019, 08:17 AM
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I love trivia! Thanks.
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Cool!
Old 06-11-2019, 09:01 AM
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I love word and expression origins! Thank you for sharing.
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Old 06-11-2019, 09:36 AM
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That is pretty interesting. I never knew it.
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Old 06-11-2019, 12:20 PM
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I liked reading this!


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Old 06-11-2019, 12:46 PM
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This could help one of us win a million on Jeopardy!
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Old 06-11-2019, 01:53 PM
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Excellent! I have an endless capacity for trivia. If there's a team for Trivia Night, you want me on your team.
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Old 06-11-2019, 03:51 PM
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I find things like that very interesting!

Thanks for sharing!

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Old 06-12-2019, 02:15 AM
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Very interesting. I'll remember this connection. I always think I should try harder to share these kind of word stories with my students.
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