Today is Spill the Salt Day (6-15-09)

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Today is Spill the Salt Day (6-15-09)

Post  goofygramma on Tue Jun 16, 2009 8:12 am

Salt was our first food seasoning. It also purified water, preserved meat and medicated wounds. It was so highly prized that spilling it became a bad omen. The Sumarians, Egyptians and Greeks all used the gesture of throwing a pinch of salt over the left shoulder to ward off bad luck. The Romans gave their soldiers special allowances for salt rations called salarium (meaning "salt money"). This is the origin of our word "salary" today.

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Post  GlendaleMary on Tue Jun 16, 2009 12:55 pm

salt money....salary. had no clue.

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