This is pretty cool so please don’t cheat by scrolling down first! It wont take long and it’s fun (especially for chocoholics). Work it out as you go along. Use a calculator if you want!
But first this is a language learning site so a little history on where the word “chocolate” came from. It first entered the English language from the Spanish. How the word came into Spanish is less certain. Perhaps the most common explanation is that “chocolate” comes from the Aztec word chocolātl, chococ meaning ‘sour’ or ‘bitter’, and ātl ‘water’ or ‘drink’. However, as the word “chocolatl” does not occur in central Mexican colonial sources this is unlikely.The sources do have cacahuatl (“cacao water”) was the original Aztec word for the cold beverage consumed by the Aztecs. Using a word with caca in it to describe a thick, brown beverage would not have gone over well with most speakers of Spanish due to the fact that caca means faeces in Spanish, so the Spanish colonisers perhaps combined the Aztec atl with the Maya chocol, for unlike the Aztec, the Maya tended to drink chocolate heated. The Spanish preferred the warm Mayan preparation of the beverage to the cold Aztec one, and so the colonisers perhaps substituted chocol in place of caca.
1. Naturally the first question is the number of times a week that you would like to have chocolate (more than once but less than 10), I know that’s a little low perhaps but bear with it.
2. Multiply this number by 2
3. Then add 5
4. Next multiply it by 50 — grab your calculator if necessary, if not use the one below
5. If you have already had your birthday this year add 1759 and if you haven’t add 1758
6. Now subtract the four digit year that you were born
Ok, you should now have a three digit number. The first digit of this should be the number you began with, which was how many times you want to have chocolate each week.
The next two numbers are…
The Chocolate Calculator – tell your friends