Who Invented Nachos and Why are They Called That?

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Prior to the 1940s, the word “nacho” had two meanings- one was a Tex-Mex slang word combining “naturally” and “of course” into “nacho.” The other was a common nickname for a small boy whose name was “Ignacio”- basically the Mexican equivalent of calling a boy named William “Billy” or Timothy “Timmy.”

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Sources:

Nachos, anyone?

FAQs


http://www.barrypopik.com/index.php/new_york_city/entry/nacho
http://www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-culture/the-history-of-baseball-stadium-nachos-53046650/?no-ist
http://www.accessdata.fda.gov/scripts/cdrh/cfdocs/cfcfr/cfrsearch.cfm?cfrpart=133
http://www.kitchenproject.com/history/Nachos/
https://books.google.com/books?id=VTYBbGybtNEC&pg=PA157&dq=nachos+tex+mex&hl=en&sa=X&ei=Lmz7VIbPK42lyATv54LYBQ&ved=0CFIQ6AEwCA#v=onepage&q=nachos&f=false
http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=95817911
http://articles.sun-sentinel.com/2002-02-14/features/0202120506_1_cheese-chips-piedras-negras
http://www.si.com/nfl/2015/09/28/dallas-cowboys-americas-team
http://articles.latimes.com/2008/oct/17/local/me-rocha17
http://www.laobserved.com/archive/2009/02/so_much_for_el_cholos_nac.php

Tex-Mex terms in English


http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article/file?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0110561&type=printable
http://abcnews.go.com/US/super-bowl-50-americans-eating-spending/story?id=36637859
https://theweek.com/articles/468092/gluttonous-super-bowl-feast-by-numbers
http://blogs.usda.gov/2015/01/29/dont-let-bacteria-score-a-touchdown-at-your-super-bowl-party/
http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/pro-football-is-still-americas-favorite-sport-300209519.html

History


http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/dallasmorningnews/obituary.aspx?n=john-rowley&pid=20075584
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nachos#History
http://www.etymonline.com/index.php?term=nacho
https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/Ignacio
http://www.foodtimeline.org/foodmexican.html
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eagle_Pass_Army_Airfield
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fort_Duncan

Image Credit:

https://www.bigstockphoto.com/ru/image-142876700/stock-photo-origin-word-watch
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https://www.bigstockphoto.com/ru/image-140474861/stock-photo-piedras-negras-pinned-on-a-map-of-mexico
https://www.bigstockphoto.com/ru/image-235128994/stock-photo-nachos-chips-and-assorted-dip-sauces-tortilla-corn-nachos-chips-with-salsa%2C-melted-cheese-and-guaca
https://www.bigstockphoto.com/ru/image-220855969/stock-photo-fact-or-fake-concept%2C-hand-flip-wood-cube-change-the-word%2C-april-fools-day
https://www.bigstockphoto.com/ru/image-235128895/stock-photo-nachos-chips-and-melted-cheese-tortilla-corn-mexican-nachos-chips-in-bowl-and-cheese-sauce-dip-on-g

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