Monday, August 15, 2011

Daily Vocabulary

bibulous: drunk, most specifically and accurately, wine drunk.  From Latin; in Roman times, one really one ever became drunk on wine, and thus the word for drinking/being drunk is still strongly associated with the fruit of the vine. For myself, I enjoy the wine drunk, which seems to be a quieter, easier sort of drunk than that of hard liquor, and a deeper sort than that granter from beer. And now that I'm a man of years, I find that I enjoy the vague air of sophistication that clings to wine as it does only otherwise to good whiskey, which I do not enjoy.

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