Steve and I have a routine of getting into the spa at the end of the day prior to making dinner. Often, we have a drink (not always alcoholic) while relaxing.
Just thought I’d set the scene for our conversation.
Steve: Are you pouring a libation?
Me: Yep. Although it won’t really be a libation, I was going to have the pumpkin pie soda today.
Steve: Ok. But that’s still a libation.
Me: Really? I thought “libation” suggested alcohol. You know, referring to the liberating effects.
Steve: No, I don’t think so. I think it can refer to any refreshing drink.
Me: Huh. We’re geeks.
And just for clarity’s sake: (According to Dictionary.com)
1. A pouring out of wine or other liquid in honor of a deity.
2. The liquid poured out.
3. Often facetious
a. An intoxicating beverage; as wine, especially when drunk in ceremonial or celebrative situations.
b. An act or instance of drinking such a beverage.
So, I guess we were both right? But mostly me.