Thursday, June 25, 2009

China: Home of the World's #1 Beer Guzzlers


funny word of the day: guzzler

Definition from Merriam-Webster (for guzzle, close enough):

guz·zle
Pronunciation:
\ˈgə-zəl\
Function:
verb
Inflected Form(s):
guz·zled; guz·zling \ˈgəz-liŋ, ˈgə-zə-\
Etymology:
origin unknown
Date:
1567
intransitive verb : to drink especially liquor greedily, continually, or habitually transitive verb 1 : to drink greedily or habitually 2 : consume, use up
— guz·zler \ˈgəz-lər, ˈgə-zə-\ noun
Pictured right is a Chinese woman shows off her prowess during a beer drinking contest at a park in Hefei, central China's Anhui province, 21 October 2006. The Chinese are toasting their economic growth with beer as the country surpassed the United States as the world's top beer guzzler. That's a lot of Tsingtao!

2 comments:

  1. Wow, I didn't even know that word was in the dictionary! Thanks for the lesson! :)

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  2. You're welcome -- glad I could be of assistance in expanding your vocab!

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