[Tagging] drinkable vs. drinking_water

Philip Barnes phil at trigpoint.me.uk
Thu Jul 12 19:59:01 BST 2012

On Thu, 2012-07-12 at 07:20 -0700, Richard Fairhurst wrote:
> Janko Mihelić wrote:
> > I don't know if this is for consideration, but the word "potable" is 
> > not very known outside english speaking countries
> Or even inside them! I've never heard anyone use it in everyday speech. If I
> did I'd think they were referring to a snooker ball...
I have heard it used once, whilst talking to a guy in the pub, but he
did work for the local water company. 


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