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So now you know what a cookie is, have you ever wondered why it is called a “cookie”? Does it have something to do with biscuits? The internet has loads of weird names and terms, for instance “spam”, or “Java”. But… where do these names come from?
Spam is actually a reference to classic British comedy series Monty Python, in which there is a funny sketch about spam. Spam is a kind of meat you buy in tins. Meanwhile, Java is a coffee-producing country. The theory is, we use the word Java because the people who designed many internet programmes needed to drink a lot of coffee.
Finally, here is the origin of the name “cookie”. The name comes the term “magic cookies”, which refers to Chinese fortune cookies. These are secret biscuits which have a little message inside. And what’s more, they are delicious!
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