Last Call: Hey, let’s get this bread

As an old person, I am usually not down with the youths of today, so I would have been equally flummoxed by the text message Twitter user Satomaa sent her dad. You probably know this already, but apparently “let’s get this bread” is a phrase akin to “let’s go to work,” “let’s go make some money,” and as I like to…

Last call: Why are some foods associated with insanity?

Why are only some specific foods tied to referring to someone who is out of their right mind, like “bananas,” “nuts,” or “crackers”? For the budding linguists among us, Gastro Obscura this week offers a fascinating peek into how language evolves. For example, “Bananas” dates back to around the 1920s. “These sources…