Are you up to open a bottle of wine for dinner tonight? Then get ready and grab your tire-bouchon! The French word tire-bouchon is made out of two words, tire, from the verb tirer, “to pull” and bouchon, “cork”. Make sense, right?

However, you might be surprised that this very useful object, well-loved by French wine amateurs, has been invented by the Brits who needed it to open beer and cider bottles.

And, out of curiosity, do you know how to call a person who collects corkscrews? un hélixophile!

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