Tuesday, December 9, 2008


Strong distilled liquors are called spirits, so it's little wonder that alcohol is a magic word. "What potentialities of pleasure in the springtime of life lie in the magic word [alcohol], and, alas, how often in its dawn what regrets and shadows are conjured up!" (N. E. Vorke-Davies, "Wine in Its Relation to Health," The Gentleman's Magazine, 1897).

1 comment:

Tamara said...

As a corollary to this word, I'd like to suggest a related magic word: cocktail.

It's grown up, sophisticated, fun, relaxed because it's the end of the day.