Saturday, April 18, 2015

Good day for trivia, Spanish for "little donkey"

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"Little donkey" is a riptide?
From Trivia Today, Saturday, April 18, 2015.  "Question of the Day." Don't peek at the answer in advance. 

"The name of which Mexican food item is Spanish for "little donkey"?

Answer: The word burrito means "little donkey" in Spanish, as a diminutive form of burro, or "donkey". The name burrito as applied to the dish possibly derives from the appearance of bedrolls and packs that donkeys carried. A burrito is a type of Mexican and Tex-Mex food, consisting of a wheat flour tortilla wrapped or folded into a cylindrical shape to completely enclose the filling. The flour tortilla is usually lightly grilled or steamed, to soften it and make it more pliable."

Note photograph titled "Plush Donkey" image is from, the origination website no longer exists.

Posted by Kathy Meeh

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