Word of the day / Botz
The drink of Ottoman Sultans is now known in Israel as simply 'black coffee' or, more endearingly, 'mud'.
"Botz," in Hebrew, is mud – the kind that dirties your car and shoes in the rain. Don't be shocked, however, if at the table next to you at a restaurant, someone asks the waiter for mud. Because, in Israel, "mud" is also coffee.
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