The word is variously derived from the Persian padshah, Turkish padishah, equivalent to king or emperor, and from the Turkish bash, in some dialects gash, a head, chief, &c. In old Turkish there was no fixed distinction between b and p. As first used in western Europe the title was written with the initial b.
For a simple savory snack that’s sure to be a hit at any 4th of July bash, just set out a bowl of blue corn tortilla chips alongside a dish of colorful tomato salsa (store-bought or homemade) and a dish of sour cream.
Tolkien cleverly uses the construct of Bilbo's 'eleventy-first' birthday party bash to transition the tone, from the avucular jokey one he used in The Hobbit, to one more appropriate for the telling of an Epic High Fantasy Quest.
He has been nominated for Golden Globe, Emmy and American Comedy awards; Ferrell won an American Comedy Award for Funniest Male Performer in a TV Special (for Saturday Night Live Presidential Bash 2000).
Whether you're having a big summer bash in your backyard or are entertaining a few family members for dinner, it's a good idea to plan the menu in advance to ensure there are no last minute mess ups.