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    Re: Ladyburn 1973

    Quote Originally Posted by Gillman View Post
    ...a barrel where the sherry taste is fulsome and fresh.
    Fulsome is one of those words that has suffered over time to have it's definition completely changed - and become virtually unusable.

    The ever-handy (mmm... Handy) dictionary.com gives these disparate definitions:

    1. offensive to good taste...
    2. disgusting; sickening; repulsive...
    3. excessively or insincerely lavish...
    4. encompassing all aspects; comprehensive:...
    5. abundant or copious.

    I guess you meant definition 4, but I'm not really sure.

    Roger

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    Re: Ladyburn 1973

    It is funny you picked up on that Roger, another member of the board made a similar point some years ago in relation to my use of the word then. It won't come up on a search I think since I believe he raised it in a PM.

    One sense of the word is purely positive, connoting something rich, generous, luxuriant - and that is the sense I meant. I just checked an on-line source (Merriam-Webster) which gives a second meaning (out of five suggested) in this sense.

    It is a word whose meaning has indeed evolved over the years.

    Gary
    Last edited by Gillman; 11-30-2007 at 08:12.

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    Re: Ladyburn 1973

    Gary, myself and many others here have discussed this numerous times before. We often find the same taste elements in a certain whiskey when we read Murray's and Jackson's notes and compare them to our personal thoughts. It's just that we come to a different conclusion as to whether the whiskey pleases us or not in a lot of cases.

    Randy

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    Re: Ladyburn 1973

    Absolutely, and I simply wanted to put my thoughts in a broader context.

    Gary

 

 

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