The Curious Origin of the Word ‘Mayonnaise’


By Dr Oliver Tearle

Where does the word mayonnaise come from? Many people will confidently say they know the answer, but perhaps the matter is a little more complex – and a little more interesting – than is widely believed.

Before we delve into the origin of the word ‘mayonnaise’, then, let’s make it a multiple-choice quiz question.

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