Thursday, 2 August 2007

Word of the day

A small flowover from the ongoing discussion of the hip librarian article in the New York Times is Karen Schneider's new word (new to me) appletini. This refers to a drink also called an apple martini, and including vodka, apple juice, and apple schnapps, according to the Drink of the Week site. However, Karen is using the term with more semantic luggage than that, and in the phase "the appletini library scene" she is referring to those hip librarians again. Although I can't see how a drink made of vodka and apple juice can be seen as hip, or a martini, or even half-way drinkable.

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