Don’t get Zoncked this New Year’s Eve!

Ever heard (or used) the phrase “I zoncked out!”?  Or, “I’m ZONckered!!” – well, I now can tell you where the phrase comes from, as I’m sure you’re all as interested in gastro-etymology as I am

ZINC was a popular bar top in France over a century ago and remains in many pubs and bars across Europe.  The french pronunciation of zinc is zonc.  The word zinc over the years came to be used as a description of one who is drunk, or who passes out, pronounced zonc.  There you have it.  But don’t do it! 

Did you know at  Lula’s for Lunch…and More! Catering we offer full bar services?  And have you ever tasted one of our many popular soup “shots” ?  (Alcohol contained in some but always cooked out!)  A SAFE way to imbibe on New Year’s Eve!!  For more tips and tidbits feel free to subscribe to our blog at blog.lulasforlunch.com .  Happy learning, happy entertaining, and HAPPY NEW YEAR!!