quinta-feira, 3 de maio de 2012


French fries are actually from Belgium, not France. Some Belgians believe that the term "French" was introduced when American soldiers arrived in Belgium during World War I, and consequently tasted Belgian fries. 

They supposedly called them "French", as it was the official language of the Belgian Army. At this time French fries were growing popular. However, in the south of Netherlands, bordering Belgium, they are called Vlaamse Frieten or "Flemish fries".

Today, in the USA, some people are calling this snack not French Fries, but American Fries or Freedom Fries.

This is a political euphemism used by some people in the United States as a result of anti-French sentiment during the controversy over the U.S. decision to launch the 2003 invasion of Iraq.

Mystery solved!

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