A while back, I was buying spices in Lidl. And I was surprised that, while they had just about everything else, they didn't have cumin. They did have caraway, a fairly obscure spice which is related to, and looks almost identical to, cumin.
Anyway, tonight I was browsing Wikipedia pages about spices (as you do), and discovered that, in many central European languages, the words for cumin and caraway are very similar, and frequently cross over in translation. So the stuff I saw in Lidl, a German shop, probably was cumin.
I realise that this is probably boring and obscure even by the standards of my normal blog entries, but this sort of thing interests me.