The word Serendipity means a fortunate happenstance or pleasant surprise. Well our cheerful discovery is that because this word was first used on this day in 1754 in a letter written by Horace Walpole, we can all today enjoy a Serendipity Cocktail.
Walpole was describing to a friend an unexpected discovery he had made by referring to a Persian fairy tale, The Three Princes of Serendip. The princes, he wrote, were "always making discoveries, by accidents and sagacity, of things which they were not in quest of".
Copyright odd firm of sin 2016. All rights reserved