Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Another Meat Byproduct / Tuesday's One Cup of Java Challenge

Tuesday's One Cup of Java Challenge question deals with the origin of a famous two-word phrase. The phrase orginally referred to the fat or grease obtained from meat boiled on board ships. Sailors were known to boil down and store the fat remains of their rations with the intent of selling the fat. Sailors caught with the stashed fat could be cited, and you could be in trouble, too, if you get caught with the modern day equivalent of this two-word phrase. Your One Cup of Java Challenge this morning: give us this two-word phrase, originally referring to stashed fat on board ships.

Answer: That stashed fat was the original "slush fund."

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