English words in the news: moonshine

If you like a drink but don’t like paying tax, you might like this English word – ‘Moonshine‘ is an alcoholic drink made illegally at home. It is distilled and often contains more alcohol than hard liquor.

Moonshine is most commonly associated with America during the 1920s and early 1930s but this article on the BBC News website says it is becoming more common again nowadays.

The other interesting words I spotted in the article are ‘hipster‘ (a person who is keenly interested in the latest trends or fashions) and ‘booze‘ (a casual word for alcoholic drinks).

Today’s image is by Andrew Beierle.

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