The Romance of Language: Word for the Week 3/17/17

Poteen:

“Irish whiskey made in small, often illicit stills. from Latin Poitin, a small pot.”

–from C.A.M. Fennell’s   Stanford Dictionary of Anglicised Words and Phrases, 1964

 

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

I looked and looked to find a word worthy of this Irish day! I’ve never tasted Poteen, although I’ve heard of it. If I get a chance today, I’ll raise a glass of Bailey’s Irish Cream instead. 🙂

By Ethanbentley – Photograph

 

 

 

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