Evil&Wicked

Now, two of the finest drinking companions you could ever have known were Wicked Sarah and Evil Monica, a pair of economists from our undergraduate days. They both lived up to their names yet somehow one of them seemed like your dreams come true and the other one seemed like …

Pasta Bowl

Now, there were two bogs in our Bailey prison wing. There was Jacko’s bog and there was Ching’s bog. Neither of these august gentlemen consorted with the likes of us and we respected them for that. At this particular drinking session we wouldn’t have consorted with us either. Kentucky had …

Green beer

Now, I was chatting in the bogs with Frenchie again. He was extolling the value of red wine for the heart. I said, “I drink a bottle a day, my fine-feathered French friend”, but for the sake of the planet we need to drink more beer in Blighty. We only …

Homebrew

Now, Max is a Cider drinker. He likes a decent beer but, where Kentucky and I want to get a beer in whenever we reach the bar, Max says that whenever he sees a woman he always wants to get in cider. Kentucky taught me the art of homebrew too. …

Drinking times

Many years ago it was only possible to drink at prescribed times of day. British rail overcame this difficulty with the world famous ‘awaydayadrinkaday’; and ‘the traveller’ was invented for hikers who would walk for hours with a polypin or smaller vessel to quench their thirst between ‘sessions’. In the …

DoA?

DoA? Drunk or Alcoholic? Lovers of etymology will wish to debate the difference in meaning between these words. But there is an answer. Scientists have also long wished that the meaning of the universe could be expressed on a t-shirt. For the drinking-man it already has been, banishing the term …