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  • Gaelic for "water of life." It is from this word that we get 'whiskey.' Manhole covers in Dublin say "UISCE" in the same way they would say "WATER" in English. At the beginning of some lovely Irish drinking song, they explain the history of the word whiskey, and the way the man says "uisce bheatha... water of life" makes me want to hug my relatives in Counties Galway and Mayo (god help us).

    April 1, 2015