The Land of Yes
The Languedoc, a large wine region in southern France, is named after a group of languages and dialects spoken there during the Middle Ages. The languages are known collectively as the langue d’oc, or “language of oc.” Oc is the word for “yes” in the Occitan language of southern France. In the north of France, the word for “yes” was oïl, which later evolved to oui. The Languedoc is actually the largest wine-producing region in France. More wine is produced in this one area than in the entire United States. Oui, indeed.