There are four schools of thought when it comes to the etymology of the word “ouzo”, the Greeks’ beloved drink:

The scholar’s perspective
the scholar’s perspective

the afficionado’s perspective

The traditionalist’s perspective
the traditionalist’s perspective

The cosmopolitan’s perspective
the cosmopolitan’s perspective

Registration of ouzo as an alcoholic beverage under the “Protected Geographical Indication” designation forbids producers beyond the borders of Greece and Cyprus to attribute to their own product the name “ouzo”.