Wednesday, July 7, 2010

ANSWER - Tuesday Trivia: Jargon

How did "a cup of Joe" become U.S. Navy jargon for a cup of coffee?

It was named for Secretary of the Navy Josephus "Joe" Daniels, who banned "ardent spirits" from the officers' mess in 1914, making coffee the strongest drink offered aboard ship and inspiring the slang reference to coffee as a cup of Joe.

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