Tuesday, March 31, 2009
This from bartleby.com and the American Heritage Dictionary.
1. Sickness caused by excessive eating or drinking. 2. Excessive indulgence; intemperance.
From crapulent, sick from gluttony, from Late Latin crpulentus, very drunk, from Latin crpula, intoxication, from Greek kraipal.
crapu·lent —ADJECTIVEcrapu·lous —ADJECTIVE
Monday, March 30, 2009
I've said it before inreference to the Three Tier System of alcohol distribution in the US that means up to half the end price of a bottle of hooch is pure tax. But this piece from the Salt Lake Tribune talks about liquor laws that read like medieval religious law more than contempory commerce guidelines.