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[tweetthis]#AtoZChallenge 2015: E is for EFFERVESCENT[/tweetthis]
1. (of a liquid) giving off bubbles; fizzy.
2. vivacious and enthusiastic.“effervescent young people”
This is such a happy, upbeat kind of word, don’t you think?
It engages the lips and make you smile!
1. Do you have a favourite bubbly beverage? Since I’m such a wine enthusiast, that’s my preference. We always celebrate special occasions with this elixir. There are different varieties. Champagne is the crème de la crème, produced from grapes grown in the Champagne region of France. A favourite of these is Dom Perignon, from Moët & Chandon, but the high cost makes it rarely accessible. We save it for extraordinary milestones, like our 25th and 40th anniversaries. Note: Only wines from this region are called “Champagne”, although people tend to generalize, as with any brand name, (Bandaids, Coke, etc.). Everything else is known as as “sparkling wine”, which brings me to Prosecco, a reasonably-priced alternative, from the Veneto region in northern Italy. Some of these, such as Martini & Rossi are a bit on the sweet side. I prefer the drier ones (Brut, Extra Brut), like Villa Sandi. As you’ll see in the video, Prosecco has become wildly popular. Cheers! Prost! À Votre Santé! Salute! ¡Salud!
2. Some people have effervescent personalities and are seemingly “up” all the time. This is a little exhausting to me (and please don’t approach me in the mornings with such cheeriness, if you know what’s good for you 😉 ), but I do get that way when talking about my passions, like the one above. Enthusiasm for a subject can be infectious! It’s a delight to listen to someone expounding with gusto on a topic close to their hearts. Take tour guides, for example. The best ones will enthrall you with their narrations, while others who recite by rote don’t connect at all. The same would apply to teachers. Students are bound to learn more if the presentation is lively and entertaining.
EFFERVESCENT stems from the Latin word effervescent- ‘boiling up,’ from the verb effervescere.
1. What’s your favourite bubbly beverage?
2. Are you effervescent? Always, mostly, sometimes, never?
Looking forward to your comments!
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