One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
- ‘Quality has been getting better, though in the past they've seemed more like seltzer than sparkling wines; Parxet is particularly nice.’
- ‘This was the first artificially carbonated water, known as soda water or seltzer.’
- ‘They had to drink seltzer water instead of champagne and had even been given a pasteboard turkey which they were expected to pretend to consume.’
- ‘There are other alternatives such as herbal teas, and some soft drinks such as seltzer, fruit-flavored soft drinks, or ginger ale, which have never contained caffeine.’
- ‘Be sure to include offerings from the alcohol-free zone: sparkling water, fruit juice mixed with seltzer or ginger ale, spiced iced tea or cider.’
- 1.1 Medicinal mineral water from Niederselters in Germany.
- ‘Centuries ago, I would have had to travel to Niederselters, Germany, wherefrom the word ‘seltzer’ derives, to drink from their natural pools of carbonated water.’
- ‘The word ‘seltzer’ originated in Niederselters, Germany, where natural springs produced carbonated water enjoyed by the locals.’
Mid 18th century: alteration of German Selterser, from ( Nieder)selters (see above).
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