- more than you can shake a stick at /mohr thuhn yoo kan sheyk uh stik at/
- effervescent /ef-er-VES-uhnt/
- reminiscent /rem-uh-NIS-uhnt/
- clink /klingk/
- indulgence /in-DUHL-juhns/
[idiom] – a lot; more than anyone can count
It may not look like it, but she has more problems than you can shake a stick at.
[adjective] – an effervescent liquid produces bubbles of gas
Give effervescent powders and tablets right away after they have dissolved.
[adjective] – making you remember a particular person, event, or thing
His painting technique is reminiscent of Picasso’s.
[verb] – to (cause something to) make a short ringing sound like pieces of glass or metal knocking lightly together
We all clinked our glasses in unison and celebrated the new year.
[noun] – an occasion when you allow someone or yourself to have something enjoyable, especially more than is good for you
Refrain from excessive indulgence in canned beverages and sweets.
The invention of German-Geneva chemist Johann Jakob Schweppe, who developed carbonation for drinking in 1783, became widespread in the decades after he began exhibiting his products at the World’s Fair. The New Zealand Foxton Fizz is reminiscent of this golden age. Foxton, a small town of about 3,000 people on the country’s North Island, was home to a bottling plant that first opened in 1918. And when the local family business decided to close, the brand was acquired by a group of fizz aficionados. The company’s sodas, which come in flavors such as lime, raspberry, and cola, have been clinking in glass bottles across the region for over a century. “The creaming soda is a big hit,” says CEO Matt Wharton. “It’s kind of the champagne of sodas, we like to say,” he said. “If you like French vanilla ice cream, you’ll probably like creaming soda.”
Sodas and other soft drinks, as opposed to “hard” or alcoholic beverages, flourished during Prohibition in the United States, when the sale of alcohol was illegal. People’s love for soda continued. Perhaps it’s better to find a soda you really dream about that makes you look forward to hot summer afternoons, turning them into a rare indulgence.
- What soda flavor do you enjoy the most? How often do you drink it?
- Do you consider yourself an avid drinker of soda? Why or why not?
- If you had the chance, which Foxton Fizz soda flavor would you like to try? Why?
- Do you think fizzy drinks have health benefits?
- In your opinion, why do most people love to drink soda?
- golden age
- (big) hit