The Stone 9th Anniversary Ale Label...
What’s It All Mean?!?

 




The release of the Stone 9th Anniversary Ale is coming up August 29th. A tradition we've started over the past three years with the Stone Anniversary Ale is having the Stone Crew submit words for the back of the bottle. Greg has the challenge of weaving these words into something meaningful. Last year the nearly sadistic Stone Crew submitted such fun words as: floccinaucinihilipilification, corpus callosum, contumacioius and discombobulation. This year the cruelty continued and Greg (with our own Bryon Wischstadt) somehow managed to wrangle and force them into sentences and paragraphs.

 
  colophon  
 
Bryon
Since: November '04
Submitted By:
Bryon Wischstadt

IT Manager
 
  colophon noun
an inscription placed at the end of a book or manuscript usually with facts relative to its production
 
 
 
 
  accoutrements  
 
Connie
Since: December '99
Submitted By:
Connie Green

Accounting Manager
 
  accoutrements noun
equipment, trappings
 
 
 
 
  livicated  
 

Since:
Submitted By:
Chris Long

 
  livicated verb
Rasta word for dedicated, but it uses the prefix "live" instead of "dead." It is a word of power.
 
 
 
 
  macrology  
 

Since:
Submitted By:
Aaron Floyd

 
  macrology noun
much talk with little to say; redundancy
 
 
 
 
  zeitgeist  
 

Since:
Submitted By:
Alex Veynar

 
  zeitgeist noun
the general intellectual, moral, and cultural climate of an era
 
 
 
 
  folieadeux  
 
Tom
Since: June '03
Submitted By:
Tom Modifica

Driver
 
  folieadeux noun
the sharing of delusional ideas by two people who are closely associated
 
 
 
 
  plunge  
 
Cecil
Since: March '02
Submitted By:
Cecil Menasco

Cellar Technician
 
  plunge verb
to cause to penetrate or enter quickly and forcibly into something
 
 
 
 
  kicky-wisky  
 
Ben
Since: August '02
Submitted By:
Ben Lee

Production Coordinator
 
  kicky-wisky noun
that which is restless and uneasy
 
 
 
 
  mumpsimus  
 
Andrew
Since: March '01
Submitted By:
Andrew Hunter

San Diego Off-Premise
 
  mumpsimus noun
one who adheres to old ways, even though they might be wrong
 
 
 
 
  feckless  
 
Ken
Since: October '04
Submitted By:
Ken Wright

Tour Guide/Marketing Assistant
 
  feckless adj
weak, ineffective
 
 
 
 
  mulligrubs  
  mulligrubs noun
bad mood or stomach condition brought on by nervousness
 
 
 
 
  borborygmus  
 
Ben
Since: August '02
Submitted By:
Ben Lee

Production Coordinator
 
  borborygmus noun
intestinal rumbling caused by moving gas
 
 
 
 
  exscind  
 

Since:
Submitted By:
Lee Chase

 
  exscind verb
to cut off or out
 
 
 
 
  succor  
 

Since:
Submitted By:
Eric Rager

 
  succor noun
something that furnishes relief
 
 
 
 
  obambulate  
  obambulate verb
to wander about
 
 
 
 
  potation  
 
Bryon
Since: November '04
Submitted By:
Bryon Wischstadt

IT Manager
 
  potation noun
a usually alcoholic drink or brew
 
 
 
 
  phrontistery  
 

Since:
Submitted By:
Aaron Floyd

 
  phrontistery noun
a place to think
 
 
 
 
  palingenesis  
 

Since:
Submitted By:
Aaron Floyd

 
  palingenesis noun
new birth; reincarnation
 
 
 
 
  lascivious  
 
Tom
Since: June '03
Submitted By:
Tom Modifica

Driver
 
  lascivious adj
lewd, lustful
 
 
 
 
  copacetic  
 
Chris
Since: November '01
Submitted By:
Chris Cochran

Marketing & Promotions
 
  copacetic adj
very satisfactory
 
 
 
 
  encomium  
 
Bryon
Since: November '04
Submitted By:
Bryon Wischstadt

IT Manager
 
  encomium noun
glowing and warmly enthusiastic praise
 
 
 
 
  lieu  
  lieu noun
place, stead
 
 
 
 
  arouse  
 
Cecil
Since: March '02
Submitted By:
Cecil Menasco

Cellar Technician
 
  arouse verb
to rouse or stimulate to action
 
 
 
 
  lachrymose  
 
Ben
Since: August '02
Submitted By:
Ben Lee

Production Coordinator
 
  lachrymose adj
tending to cause tears
 
 
 
 
  fustian  
 
Andrew
Since: March '01
Submitted By:
Andrew Hunter

San Diego Off-Premise
 
  fustian noun
high-flown or affected writing or speech;
 
 
 
 
  antidisestablishmentarianism  
 
Andrew
Since: March '01
Submitted By:
Andrew Hunter

San Diego Off-Premise
 
  antidisestablishmentarianism noun
the doctrine of opposition to the social and political establishment
 
 
 
 
  assuage  
 

Since:
Submitted By:
Eric Rager

 
  assuage verb
to put an end to by satisfying; appease, quench
 
 
 
 
  platycephalic  
 

Since:
Submitted By:
Alex Veynar

 
  platycephalic adj
having a head whose cranial vault is broad or flat
 
 
 
 
  redound  
 
David
Since: August '04
Submitted By:
David Hopwood

Northern California Regional Brewery Representative
 
  redound verb
to have an effect for good or ill
 
 
 
 
  deus ex machina  
 
Charlie
Since: September '01
Submitted By:
Charlie Scollard

Production
 
  deus ex machina noun
a god introduced by means of a crane in ancient Greek and Roman drama to decide the final outcome
 
 
 
 
  casomorphin  
 
Mike
Since: December '96
Submitted By:
Mike Palmer

Art Director
 
  casomorphin noun
A peptide sequence commonly found in cheeses, and which can be addictive to humans and cause an opiate effect.
 
 
 
 
  factotum  
 
-
Since: August '02
Submitted By:
Chili

Restaurant Utility Clerk
 
  factotum noun
1 : a person having many diverse activities or responsibilities
 
 
 
 
  codger  
 
Chris
Since: November '01
Submitted By:
Chris Cochran

Marketing & Promotions
 
  codger noun
an often mildly eccentric and usually elderly fellow
 
 
 
 
  termagant  
 
Sean
Since: July '04
Submitted By:
Sean McKesson

Brewer
 
  termagant noun
an overbearing or nagging woman
 
 
 
 
  hootenanny  
 
Charlie
Since: September '01
Submitted By:
Charlie Scollard

Production
 
  hootenanny noun
a gathering at which folksingers entertain often with the audience joining in
 
 
 
 
  saudades  
 

Since:
Submitted By:
Sean Foley

 
  saudades noun
A Brasilian Portuguese word meaning a state of being missing or longing for a place.person,experience or time. There is no English word with the same meaning because of the comples nature and intensity of the emotion
 
 
 
 
  rathskeller  
 

Since:
Submitted By:
Alexa Dowe

 
  rathskeller noun
a usually basement tavern or restaurant
 
 
 
 
  engender  
 

Since:
Submitted By:
Alexa Dowe

 
  engender verb
to cause to exist or to develop
 
 
 
 
  palpitate  
 
Sean
Since: July '04
Submitted By:
Sean McKesson

Brewer
 
  palpitate verb
to beat rapidly and strongly
 
 
 
 
  quondam  
 
Tom
Since: June '03
Submitted By:
Tom Modifica

Driver
 
  quondam adj
former, sometime
 
 
 
 
  poltroon  
 
Ken
Since: October '04
Submitted By:
Ken Wright

Tour Guide/Marketing Assistant
 
  poltroon adj
characterized by complete cowardice
 
 
 
 
  entourage  
 
Connie
Since: December '99
Submitted By:
Connie Green

Accounting Manager
 
  entourage noun
one's attendants or associates
 
 
 
 
  elan  
 

Since:
Submitted By:
Eric Rager

 
  elan noun
vigorous spirit or enthusiasm
 
 
 
 
  stentorian  
 
Sean
Since: July '04
Submitted By:
Sean McKesson

Brewer
 
  stentorian adj
extremely loud
 
 
 
 
  dint  
 
Greg
Since: April '96
Submitted By:
Greg Koch

Chairman & CEO
 
  dint noun
1 archaic : blow, stroke 2 : force, power
 
 
 
 
  subvocal  
 
Mike
Since: December '96
Submitted By:
Mike Palmer

Art Director
 
  subvocal adj
characterized by the occurrence in the mind of words in speech order with or without inaudible articulation of the speech organs