Tuesday, April 5, 2011

E is for

Effervescence

intransitive verb

1
: to bubble, hiss, and foam as gas escapes
2
: to show liveliness or exhilaration
ef·fer·ves·cence \-ˈve-sən(t)s\ noun
ef·fer·ves·cent \-sənt\ adjective
ef·fer·ves·cent·ly adverb

Origin of EFFERVESCE

Latin effervescere, from ex- + fervescere to begin to boil, inchoative of fervēre to boil — more at brew
First Known Use: 1784

I think that it's such a fun word that sounds just like what it means - light & bubbly! It makes me think of the Canada Dry slogan - "champagne of ginger ales". My dad was always a die-hard Canada Dry guy & I have to say that it's my favourite ginger ale too. Here's an interesting history of Canada Dry.

2 comments:

  1. I have one word for you: Schweppes.

    No, make that two words: Schweppervescence!

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  2. Great word! It makes me feel ebulient.

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