Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Word Wednesday: "Gambrinous"

Today's word is, according to the internet, obsolete.  Gambrinous means "to be full of beer," and one online source claims that it is the name of a legendary Flemish king who invented beer.  Since beer has been around since the earliest days of the Mesopotamians and Egyptians, when the Flemish were still cavemen, that's highly unlikely.  But, since this word is nearly extinct in today's language, let's make it our quest to put it back into use.  I'm afraid I haven't been gambrinous lately, but perhaps next weekend I'll make it a top priority!

The Lonely Alchemist

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