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#1 2014-06-10 11:05:08

From: Victoria, BC
Registered: 2007-08-28
Posts: 2268

decanner < decanter

The alchemical “decant” puts in an appearance now and then in chemistry contexts. It’s the winebibbers, though, who have managed to keep the word current.

Your Certificate of Oenology is automatically revoked if you tell your guests that you have “decanned the red wine.”

Picture title: “Vintage Inbossed Blue Glass and Gold Decanner and 6 Cups”

Auction ad: “chrystal decanner and wine glasses”

Picture and ad: “Mosaic Candle Holder and Gold Decanner

Clown collectables bulletin board post: “i’m looking to see what my Emmitt Kelly whiskey decanner is worth”

Even chemistry teachers are confused:Decan the liquid from the solid.”

Last edited by kem (2014-06-10 11:06:57)



#2 2014-06-13 09:16:18

From: Montreal
Registered: 2008-03-17
Posts: 1006

Re: decanner < decanter

They might be thinking of the khaki ceramic-lined jerry can, carefully marked “VIN” and religiously protected by French troops.



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