Okay, not that bad, but still.
I learned that (for years) I have been using the word "libidinous" when I meant "libationary". Related? Sure. Same? Not so much. They're esoteric enough that people may have thought I was being clever (but not clever enough to keep that to myself).
Back to whisky. There's a lot of interesting information about the drink, so I thought I'd look at the word at dictionary.com (one of my favorite sites). They say:
- whisky and vodka have the same etymological root: water.
- there's no real difference between 'whiskey' and 'whisky'.
- usquebaugh is the Gaelic word for the drink, and means water of life.
Next week: In libationary pursuit of Guinness.