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Woman holding spoonful of soup with letters LOVE

Ever wondered why the words pottery and poetry are so similar?  Of course not, no one has.

It’s because they both originate from the Old Norse stem Poerte, which can be literally translated as “hot words”.
This is in reference to the long defunct medieval Scandinavian tradition of baking finished poems in a kiln, before glazing them and either displaying them on shelves or eating herring soup from them.

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