This morning, the O.E.D. tweeted as their “Word of the Day,” the all but obselete word “alebush,” which they define as a “n. A bunch of ivy or other plant hung up as a tavern sign.”
Illustration by Imogen Foxell.
Here’s the full entry from the O.E.D., revised in 2012:
I would certainly like to see more bars, and especially beer gardens, using bushes and trees to mark their spaces.
Thomas Cizauskas says
Great catch, Jay! As to U.S. beer gardens, I’d like to see more of them look like, well, gardens.
Oh, the scatalogical fun one could have with that term – the possibilities are endless! 🙂