This post was published more than a few years ago (on 2002-01-02) and may contain inaccurate technical information, outmoded thoughts, or cringe takes. Proceed at your own risk.

So… this bottlecap from my Nantucket Nectars lemonade says "Christopher and Rebecca Sears, of Bedford, N.H., have collected hundreds of Nantucket Nectars bottlecaps." I suppose they'd have to be as bored as I am right now. Bored enough to resort to actually posting something in my blog to pass the time. Thankfully, Lauri interrupts me to ask what effervescent means. So, I pull up (Merriam-Webster, the best damn dictionary ever), and out comes:

Main Entry: ef·fer·vesce

Pronunciation: "e-f&r-'ves

Function: intransitive verb

Inflected Form(s): -vesced; -vesc·ing

Etymology: Latin effervescere, from ex- + fervescere to begin to boil, inchoative of fervEre to boil -- more at BREW

Date: 1784

1 : to bubble, hiss, and foam as gas escapes

2 : to show liveliness or exhilaration

- ef·fer·ves·cence /-'ve-s&n(t)s/ noun

- ef·fer·ves·cent /-s&nt/ adjective

Indeed. Like I said, all bubbly an' shit.