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10 Responses to A word you won’t hear (or read) from me

  1. Matt June 15, 2010 at 7:25 am #

    Hey, that’s like, the Allstrom Brothers favorite word! (I am not a fan of all three, either.)

  2. Erik June 15, 2010 at 7:57 am #

    I love that word personally.. better than stating a beer has ‘improved drinkability’.

  3. Jeff June 15, 2010 at 8:22 am #

    Which synonym do you use?

    Swigable?
    Guzzleable?
    Imbibleable?
    Sessionable?
    Knock-Backable?
    Inhaleable?
    Lawn-mowerable?

    Not sure some of those are real words, though…

  4. Erik June 15, 2010 at 8:32 am #

    Jeff- You totally forgot Chugable..

  5. Alan June 15, 2010 at 9:24 am #

    I think there is an onomatopoeic aspect to “quaff” as I think that is the sound that beer makes passing between and below the ears.

  6. Stephen Beaumont June 15, 2010 at 10:07 am #

    I’m sure it hasn’t escaped you, Stan, that in writing that we will not read that word from you, we just read that word from you.

    I quite like the word, actually.To me, it conveys something quite different than the hated “drinkable” in that I find joy in “quaff.”

  7. Stan Hieronymus June 15, 2010 at 12:34 pm #

    It’s nice to know a one-word post can start a conversation.

    And totally inspire Lisa Morrison: Stan’s Dirty 9-Letter Word.

    Mr. B rightfully points out that once I typed it you did read the word from me. I should have stuck with “hear.” Because that’s what I actually meant. I was provoked by the fact the word seems to be suddenly prominent in so many press releases I’ve read.

    I said to my wife, “There’s a word I never say.”

    That’s it. I don’t hate the word. I just don’t use it. And I don’t plan to start using it. Except at least once Thursday while I am judging the second round of the National Homebrew Conference in Minneapolis. Some entrant is going to get a scoresheet back that remarks on his or her being “quaffable.”

    It will be a compliment. And now I’ve typed it twice.

  8. Sean Inman June 15, 2010 at 3:40 pm #

    Now I have to find a way to work lawnmower-able and quaffable into a review.

  9. Lisa Morrison June 16, 2010 at 9:46 pm #

    … except “lawnmower-able” sounds like you’d rather run it over with some sharp, whirring blades than drink it.

    Hmm … come to think of it, that’s not a bad description for some beers!

  10. olllllo June 22, 2010 at 12:44 pm #

    Lets agree to never use the word, coiffable then.

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