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how do you say carboy

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cefleet

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car-boy or care-boy? I only know 2 people in Real Life who brew/wine make. One says you say it care-boy, the other says car-boy. Who is correct?
 

Echostatic

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Care-boy? Weirdo... Totally car-boy.

...Although, now that you mention it, calling it a carboy in the first place is weird.
 

cefleet

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wow lots of replies. Thanks.
I live in the south so to say it correctly with a southern accent I guess it will have to be :
caar-boyaa
to get the full effect you have to say :

That thar ista caar-boyaa
 

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BTW - the etymology of the word links it to the Spanish word calabaza, possibly from Arabic qar'a yabisa "dry gourd", from Persian kharabuz, used of various large melons; or from a pre-Roman Iberian calapaccia. (Thank you Wikipedia - that way I didn't have to look it up in one of those large, heavy, paper leaved things gathering dust on my shelves!) ;) The same root is where the word for a large gourd used for carrying water, calabash, comes from.

(I know - I'm a font of useless trivia.)
:rolleyes:
 

wildoates

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They're all either married (smart wimmen don't let the good ones go unclaimed for long) or way too young for me. :)

Muslims didn't always prohibit alcohol, by the way. Can't remember offhand the particulars, though.
 

fatbloke

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Funny considering arabic ties to Islam and alcohol being forbidden
Not really.......alcohol product has a few like that.

What about stills ? The earliest types are alembic, which is also of Arabic origin/extraction. As was the actual distillation method.

I also read, the other day, that its not alcohol per se that's forbidden, but alcohol brewed/distilled/produced from grain that's forbidden, which is why Tej produced in Ethiopia is considered fine....... dunno if that's correct, not Muslim and can't read/understand the Arabic.....
 

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I asked a Muslim friend of mine if the movie 13th Warrior was correct in that honey bypassed the rules "of grape or grain" but she said no, it's all alcohol.
 
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