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#122562 - 02/10/04 09:44 PM Stone wine
Jackie Offline

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Did you-all see this question in the AWADmail? He says it's in a song; not in the version I know, but. I still have no idea what "stone wine" could be. Can you-all help?


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#122563 - 02/11/04 06:32 AM Re: Stone wine
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I think we talked about this on wordorigins (maybe Eliza remembers?) but I dcouln't find it with the miserable ezboard search function.

My own personal idea is that it was a euphemistic mondegreen for 'stone blind'.


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#122564 - 02/12/04 01:16 PM Re: Stone wine
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Couldn't find anything on wordorigins, faldage, but if I can post a link correctly here, stone wine is made from vines grown on a stony field - see here http://66.102.9.104/search?q=cache:a2iNXDb9tXUJ:internet.sk/mediakurier/cei/e41.htm+"stone+wine+is"&hl=en&ie=UTF-8

I don't know if we got anywhere in the other discussion. Just hope this doesn't confuse.


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#122565 - 02/12/04 08:29 PM Re: Stone wine
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Thanks, Eliza. I've sent it on to the questioner. My personal opinion is that it doesn't explain the usage in a Civil War song, but how do I know? I wasn't there! ;-) Oh, and welcome aBoard, by the way!


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#122566 - 02/13/04 06:29 AM Re: Stone wine
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Might could be the other way round. They started calling something 'stone wine' because of the reference in the song. I'm sticking with 'euphemistic mondegreen' till something better comes along.


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#122567 - 02/16/04 01:13 PM Re: Stone wine
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Thanks, Jackie. Just sorry I couldn't unearth the wordorigins thread. They don't all survive, unfortunately.


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#122568 - 02/16/04 01:14 PM Re: Stone wine
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Are y'all aware?: The term is discussed at length in this week's AWADMail Issue 113.


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#122569 - 02/16/04 09:12 PM Re: Stone wine
Jackie Offline

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Yeah, I saw that today. Held my breath, then heaved a sigh of relief that the guy didn't publish MY e-mail address. Even though I didn't write to him from my "real" one, I'd have been plenty upset!! GRR!


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