Jump to content

 

Photo

The Return of L'Absinthe


  • Please log in to reply
30 replies to this topic

#1 absinthetric

absinthetric

    Newcomer

  • Neophyte
  • Pip
  • 1 posts

Posted 02 July 2008 - 08:38 AM

click on the link for a youtube video on the return of absinthe!


Edited by absinthetric, 02 July 2008 - 08:41 AM.


#2 Brian Robinson

Brian Robinson

    Shabba

  • Advisory Board
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 12,727 posts

Posted 02 July 2008 - 08:47 AM

Thanks for the link.

An intro would be nice. ;) (Sorry Brooks)
Answers to common newcomer questions.

List of WS articles from across the web.


Help other absintheurs and newcomers by submitting a review. Click here to go to the main review page to submit your entry.

Rantings of a DC Gourmand.
WS on the Mutineer Blog!

#3 Derrick

Derrick

    Intoxicologist

  • Member
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 3,012 posts

Posted 02 July 2008 - 08:50 AM

Excellent video. I really should get a better cable service. I keep missing all these good TV segments!
"Reality is a crutch for people who can't enjoy absinthe."

#4 Absomphe

Absomphe

    Krinkles the Clown™

  • Member
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 18,412 posts

Posted 02 July 2008 - 08:53 AM

It was refreshing to hear someone specify that van Gogh cut off his ear LOBE, rather than lopping off entire ear, as many people believe.

Yes, I'm Krinkles the Clown on an absinthe a beer bender.

You got a problem with that?


#5 Brian Robinson

Brian Robinson

    Shabba

  • Advisory Board
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 12,727 posts

Posted 02 July 2008 - 11:36 AM

However, it was a bit annoying to hear him say 'thurjohn'
Answers to common newcomer questions.

List of WS articles from across the web.


Help other absintheurs and newcomers by submitting a review. Click here to go to the main review page to submit your entry.

Rantings of a DC Gourmand.
WS on the Mutineer Blog!

#6 Gwydion Stone

Gwydion Stone

    Propriétaire

  • Root Admin
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 11,217 posts

Posted 02 July 2008 - 11:54 AM

You can tell him when you meet him at Tales. B)

Maker of Marteau Absinthe
Master Distiller, Gnostalgic Spirits Distillery
www.absinthemarteau.com
Confessions of an Absinthiste


#7 Brooks

Brooks

    Bo-nana Fana Fo-Frooks

  • Member
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 2,484 posts

Posted 02 July 2008 - 12:16 PM

However, it was a bit annoying to hear him say 'thurjohn'

Could one of our French speakers give us the final word on this? The "R" definitely doesn't belong there, and the second syllable should rhyme, more or less, with "zone."

The "J" is a "zh", like "beige" or "Zsa Zsa."

But I wanna know more about the "TH"....

I dentalize the "T". That is, I touch the tip of my tongue against the BACK of my upper front teeth. I also drop the "H", so that it sounds more like "TOO" (with a Frenchy little "oo").

TOO-zhone.

We aspirate our "THs" in words like "think," and "bath." It's been decades since high school French, but I believe the French "TH" is different. Not aspirated.

OUI ou NON?

#8 pierreverte

pierreverte

    Liquoristorian

  • Member
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 582 posts

Posted 02 July 2008 - 12:49 PM

Thuyone (Tuy-yun)


Thujone (like you think it should be pronounced, but the 'r' and the second 'h' are silent)
Absinthe is always greener in the other glass.™

#9 speedle

speedle

    Peanut Gallery owner

  • Member
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,390 posts

Posted 02 July 2008 - 01:32 PM

The only thing really not to like was the little "representative" from Kübler saying that this is the "only" real absinthe around. Or something to that effect. Oh, and why can't some of these TV hosts just say "screw it" and go ahead and drink, for crissakes!
- cogito ergo louche

“I lost some time once. It's always in the last place you look for it.” - Neil Gaiman

#10 Boggy

Boggy

    Delusions of Competence

  • Canned
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 2,129 posts

Posted 02 July 2008 - 01:46 PM

Being by pronunciation, it was a bit strange that person who is supposed to represent Kübler, could not pronounce it properly, making it persistently "Kubler". Moreover "slow-drip" she mentions was just the quick power-louche that lasted few secs.
Surviving the attacks of mentally-deficient creatures of the dark and carrying on (since 1999).
 
[Ironically, 1999 is the year the Dunning-Kruger effect was first advanced. - Admin]=

#11 Jonathan D.

Jonathan D.

    Really Advanced Member

  • Member
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,556 posts

Posted 02 July 2008 - 01:49 PM

Well I can understand she would do a power-louche demonstration for TV purposes (and it works fine with Kübler due to the relatively low alcohol content), but I agree it would have been nice to hear her specify that she was pouring faster than usual.

#12 Marc

Marc

    absintheoriginals.com

  • Member
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 898 posts

Posted 02 July 2008 - 02:12 PM

Could one of our French speakers give us the final word on this? The "R" definitely doesn't belong there, and the second syllable should rhyme, more or less, with "zone."

You're right, the R doesn't belong here.
The second syllable rhyme exactly like PV said: "yun"

I dentalize the "T". That is, I touch the tip of my tongue against the BACK of my upper front teeth.

Right again.

We aspirate our "THs" in words like "think," and "bath." It's been decades since high school French, but I believe the French "TH" is different. Not aspirated.

We don't even care about the H, we just skip it, TH is T.

Thujone is "thuyone" in french, tuee-yun.

#13 Jonathan D.

Jonathan D.

    Really Advanced Member

  • Member
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,556 posts

Posted 02 July 2008 - 02:17 PM

So long as "socky" is "socky" I don't really care.

#14 Brian Robinson

Brian Robinson

    Shabba

  • Advisory Board
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 12,727 posts

Posted 02 July 2008 - 03:19 PM

Oh, and why can't some of these TV hosts just say "screw it" and go ahead and drink, for crissakes!

Well, to give her some credit, she was pregnant when this was taped.
Answers to common newcomer questions.

List of WS articles from across the web.


Help other absintheurs and newcomers by submitting a review. Click here to go to the main review page to submit your entry.

Rantings of a DC Gourmand.
WS on the Mutineer Blog!

#15 speedle

speedle

    Peanut Gallery owner

  • Member
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,390 posts

Posted 02 July 2008 - 05:07 PM

So was the lady in the CBS Sunday Morning piece, I think. Are we all sure we have our facts straight, i.e. you and I vis a vis the pregnancies of various tv reporters?
- cogito ergo louche

“I lost some time once. It's always in the last place you look for it.” - Neil Gaiman

#16 Brian Robinson

Brian Robinson

    Shabba

  • Advisory Board
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 12,727 posts

Posted 02 July 2008 - 05:31 PM

Yup. The CBS lady was VERY pregnant with twins at the time of her interview with Ted.
Answers to common newcomer questions.

List of WS articles from across the web.


Help other absintheurs and newcomers by submitting a review. Click here to go to the main review page to submit your entry.

Rantings of a DC Gourmand.
WS on the Mutineer Blog!

#17 Brooks

Brooks

    Bo-nana Fana Fo-Frooks

  • Member
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 2,484 posts

Posted 02 July 2008 - 05:57 PM

So the "j" in "thujone" is not the "j" as in "jaune", but the "y" as in "yellow".

That's wild. Thanks, guys.

#18 speedle

speedle

    Peanut Gallery owner

  • Member
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,390 posts

Posted 02 July 2008 - 07:21 PM

Yup. The CBS lady was VERY pregnant with twins at the time of her interview with Ted.


So, you're saying that, by coincidence, both reporters were preggers, i.e. the CBS one and the ABC one, and thus, neither could drink the absinthe that their story editors, presumably knowing their status, assigned them to?

If that don't beat all. If true, yet another condemnation of the drive-by media.
- cogito ergo louche

“I lost some time once. It's always in the last place you look for it.” - Neil Gaiman

#19 Marc

Marc

    absintheoriginals.com

  • Member
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 898 posts

Posted 02 July 2008 - 11:16 PM

So the "j" in "thujone" is not the "j" as in "jaune", but the "y" as in "yellow".

No, J is pronounced G and G is pronounced J in french.

But the french translation for "thujone" is "thuyone" (like the french translation for "boat" is "bateau").

#20 Gwydion Stone

Gwydion Stone

    Propriétaire

  • Root Admin
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 11,217 posts

Posted 02 July 2008 - 11:42 PM

However, it was a bit annoying to hear him say 'thurjohn'

Could one of our French speakers give us the final word on this?

"Thujone" is a Latin neologism. It's a ketone named after its discovery source: Thuja occidentalis.

Loan words and formal study
When Latin words are spoken in a living language today, there is ordinarily little or no attempt to pronounce them as the Romans did. Myriad systems have arisen for pronouncing the language — at least one for each language in the modern world whose speakers learn Latin. In most cases, Latin pronunciation is adapted to the phonology of the person's own language.


So for us, it's thoo-jone.

Maker of Marteau Absinthe
Master Distiller, Gnostalgic Spirits Distillery
www.absinthemarteau.com
Confessions of an Absinthiste


#21 Boggy

Boggy

    Delusions of Competence

  • Canned
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 2,129 posts

Posted 03 July 2008 - 01:49 AM

Since both pronunciations are correct (if "dʒ" seems to be less common in Europe), why not resort to other names that cause less confusion: absinthol, tanacetol, or tanacetone describing exactly the same?
Surviving the attacks of mentally-deficient creatures of the dark and carrying on (since 1999).
 
[Ironically, 1999 is the year the Dunning-Kruger effect was first advanced. - Admin]=

#22 Brian Robinson

Brian Robinson

    Shabba

  • Advisory Board
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 12,727 posts

Posted 03 July 2008 - 02:10 AM

Because we don't listen to tansy eaters. :tongue:
Answers to common newcomer questions.

List of WS articles from across the web.


Help other absintheurs and newcomers by submitting a review. Click here to go to the main review page to submit your entry.

Rantings of a DC Gourmand.
WS on the Mutineer Blog!

#23 Pan Buh

Pan Buh

    Incomplete Absinthe Geek

  • Indefinite Suspension
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 3,850 posts

Posted 03 July 2008 - 02:59 AM

...

#24 Brian Robinson

Brian Robinson

    Shabba

  • Advisory Board
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 12,727 posts

Posted 03 July 2008 - 08:13 AM

Exactly. ;)
Answers to common newcomer questions.

List of WS articles from across the web.


Help other absintheurs and newcomers by submitting a review. Click here to go to the main review page to submit your entry.

Rantings of a DC Gourmand.
WS on the Mutineer Blog!

#25 Absomphe

Absomphe

    Krinkles the Clown™

  • Member
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 18,412 posts

Posted 03 July 2008 - 08:37 AM

Because we don't listen to tansy eaters. :tongue:


When Boggy writes the great Polish novel, "Cofessions of a Tansy Eater", and we realize who he's the reincarnation of, it will all make sense...in a nonsensical kind of way. :twitchsmile:

Yes, I'm Krinkles the Clown on an absinthe a beer bender.

You got a problem with that?


#26 Gwydion Stone

Gwydion Stone

    Propriétaire

  • Root Admin
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 11,217 posts

Posted 03 July 2008 - 08:39 AM

What they said.

Edit: Before Absomphe.

Maker of Marteau Absinthe
Master Distiller, Gnostalgic Spirits Distillery
www.absinthemarteau.com
Confessions of an Absinthiste


#27 Absomphe

Absomphe

    Krinkles the Clown™

  • Member
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 18,412 posts

Posted 03 July 2008 - 09:13 AM

:angry2: :cheers:

Yes, I'm Krinkles the Clown on an absinthe a beer bender.

You got a problem with that?


#28 Pan Buh

Pan Buh

    Incomplete Absinthe Geek

  • Indefinite Suspension
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 3,850 posts

Posted 03 July 2008 - 10:02 AM

Hey, now.

#29 Boggy

Boggy

    Delusions of Competence

  • Canned
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 2,129 posts

Posted 03 July 2008 - 10:24 AM

In a sense that should be my line :devil:
Surviving the attacks of mentally-deficient creatures of the dark and carrying on (since 1999).
 
[Ironically, 1999 is the year the Dunning-Kruger effect was first advanced. - Admin]=

#30 Gwydion Stone

Gwydion Stone

    Propriétaire

  • Root Admin
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 11,217 posts

Posted 03 July 2008 - 11:09 AM

Or, not.

Maker of Marteau Absinthe
Master Distiller, Gnostalgic Spirits Distillery
www.absinthemarteau.com
Confessions of an Absinthiste



1 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 1 guests, 0 anonymous users

Copyright © 2014 The Wormwood Society Absinthe Association