What does the word 'vintage ' mean to you?
I ask... because this has irritated me for ages ...and ages!
Incorrect use of the word ' vintage ' really annoys me!;-)
Firstly, let's look at the origin of the word ,'vintage'.
Did you know that the word "vintage" is a combination of the Latin of vinum, or "wine,"
and demere, or "to take off"?
A "vintage" was originally the yield of a season's harvest at a vineyard.
Vintage is a word that can have a variety of meanings.
Primarily it means, ' Of old, recognized and enduring interest, importance or quality."
Either as a noun or as an adjective it is usually associated with the quality of aging, enduring or improving over time (a bit like some of us!!)
During the nineteenth century, the word "vintage" began to be used to signify something being old,
old-fashioned, classical, or "from another time."
Thus, objects other than wine began to be referred to as "vintage,"
This included furniture, books, cars, clothing, musical instruments etc