Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Wednesday Word: Potable

potable |ˈpōtəbəl|adjective formalsafe to drink; drinkable there is no supply of potable water available.DERIVATIVESpotability |ˌpōtəˈbilətē| nounORIGIN late Middle English : from French potable, from late Latin potabilis, from Latin potare ‘to drink.’

Weird-ass word, if you ask me. It sounds like something a bureaucrat would think up to avoid speaking plain English.


  1. This is one I'm very familiar with, so it doesn't sound odd to me. :)