EZdrinking

Searching for the world's best drinks and what makes them extraordinary.

Searching for the world's best drinks and what makes them extraordinary. EZdrinking is a drinks blog by Eric Zandona that focuses on distilled spirits, wine, craft beer and specialty coffee. Here you can find reviews of drinks, drink books, articles about current & historical trends, as well as how to make liqueurs, bitters, and other spirit based drinks at home.

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Whiskey vs Whisky: Dictionaries & Definitions

When searching for information on the definition and spelling of a word the first, and most obvious place to look is in a dictionary.  Dictionaries are interesting things. while at first glance they appear static and unchanging, they serve as markers for the fluid shifts in language over time.  Because language is dynamic, dictionaries both set the standard for how words are used and lag behind how people use words in day to day speech and writing.  Whisk(e)y is an interesting example of the linguistic power and limitations of dictionaries and provides another layer of complexity to the story of why whisk(e)y has two spellings.

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