210114 Pedestrian Quassing

By January 21, 2014Uncategorized, zBlog Archives

210114_LRToday’s word of the day is quass and it means: ‘To drink copiously or in excess; to quaff’ (OED). I wonder if this should be two separate definitions, since drinking to excess has rather negative connotations, whereas quaffing has a rather pleasant, jovial association. I didn’t have any time for quaffing today, and neither did I really fancy scouring the metropolis for someone who had over-indulged, so I was delighted to see this chap outside the tube station with a tankard fit for quassing. Sadly, the word is now obsolete, but I feel like starting a campaign to bring it back, since it is so much more eloquent than ‘binge-drinking’. Today’s news would have been infinitely more interesting if the Daily Express had reported on the ‘bid to tackle Scotland’s quassing culture’ or if the Independent had advised that Northampton had been ‘left reeling by exposé of quassing’.

Day #21 of a 365 project, where the daily pic is informed by the OED word of the day.