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    • Drinking culture

    • Drinking culture refers to the customs and practices associated with the consumption of alcoholic beverages. Although alcoholic beverages and social attitudes toward drinking vary around the world, nearly every civilization has independently discovered the processes of brewing beer, fermenting wine, and distilling spir ... Read »


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    • List of countries by beer consumption per capita

    • This is a list of countries ordered by annual per capita consumption of beer. ... Read »


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    • 19th Century Drinking Horn

    • On display in the Art Institute of Chicago, in the African Art and Indian Art of the Americas, is a 19th century drinking horn. Originally from the Kuba Kingdom, the drinking horn is made of out wood, iron, and copper alloy. Drinking horns were usually a gift to the friends and family of kings or given to a warrior. ... Read »


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    • Alcohol consumption by youth in the United States

    • Alcohol consumption by youth in the United States of America is an umbrella term for alcohol consumption by individuals under the age of 21 in the country. Although the minimum legal age to purchase alcohol is 21 in all states (see National Minimum Drinking Age Act), the legal details vary greatly. While a few states ... Read »


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    • Alcohol dependence

    • Alcohol dependence is a previous psychiatric diagnosis in which an individual is physically or psychologically dependent upon drinking alcohol. In 2013 it was reclassified as alcohol use disorder (alcoholism) along with alcohol abuse in DSM-5. According to the DSM-IV criteria for alcohol dependence, at least three ... Read »


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    • Alcohol enema

    • An alcohol enema, also known colloquially as butt-chugging, is the act of introducing alcohol into the rectum and colon via the anus. This method of alcohol consumption can be dangerous and even deadly because it leads to faster intoxication since the alcohol is absorbed directly into the bloodstream and neutralizes th ... Read »


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    • Alcohol intoxication

    • Alcohol intoxication

      Alcohol intoxication (also known as drunkenness among other names) is a physiological state (that may also include psychological alterations of consciousness) induced by the ingestion of ethanol (alcohol). Alcohol intoxication is the result of alcohol entering the bloodstream faster than it can be metabolized by the l ... Read »


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    • Alcohol licensing laws of the United Kingdom

    • The alcohol licensing laws of the United Kingdom regulate the sale and consumption of alcohol, with separate legislation for England and Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland being passed, as necessary, by the UK parliament, the Northern Ireland Assembly, and the Scottish Parliament respectively. Throughout the United ... Read »


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    • Alcohol use among college students

    • College drinking is the consumption of alcohol by students on the campus of any college or university. The age at which it is legal to drink varies by country and affects whether college drinking is considered illegal (e.g., as in the United States, where it is illegal for those under the age of 21 to drink). Bing ... Read »


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    • Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test

    • The Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test (AUDIT) is a ten-question test developed by a World Health Organization-sponsored collaborative project to determine if a person may be at risk for alcohol abuse problems. The test was designed to be used internationally, and was validated in a study drawing patients from s ... Read »


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    • Alcohol-free zone

    • An alcohol-free zone is a geographic area, location or establishment where the public consumption and sale of alcoholic beverages is prohibited. Alcohol-free zones have been established in some areas to address problems with drinking- and binge drinking-related crime, antisocial behavior, assaults and disorderly behavi ... Read »


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    • Alcoholic beverages in Sweden

    • Alcoholic beverages in Sweden are as common as in most of the western world. Sweden is historically part of the vodka belt, with high consumption of distilled beverages and binge drinking, but during the later half of the 20th century, habits are more harmonized with western Europe, with increasing popularity of wine a ... Read »


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    • Alcoholic drink

    • An alcoholic drink, or alcoholic beverage, is a drink that contains a substantial amount of ethanol (informally called alcohol), a depressant which in low doses causes euphoria, reduced anxiety, and sociability and in higher doses causes intoxication (drunkenness), stupor and unconsciousness. Long-term use can lead to ... Read »


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    • Alcoholism

    • Alcoholism

      Alcoholism, also known as alcohol use disorder (AUD), is a broad term for any drinking of alcohol that results in problems. It was previously divided into two types: alcohol abuse and alcohol dependence. In a medical context, alcoholism is said to exist when two or more of the following conditions is present: a person ... Read »


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    • Alcoholism in family systems

    • Alcoholism in family systems refers to the conditions in families that enable alcoholism, and the effects of alcoholic behavior by one or more family members on the rest of the family. Mental health professionals are increasingly considering alcoholism and addiction as diseases that flourish in and are enabled by famil ... Read »


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    • Ale conner

    • An ale-conner (sometimes aleconner) was an officer appointed yearly at the court-leet of ancient English communities to ensure the goodness and wholesomeness of bread, ale, and beer. There were many different names for this position which varied from place to place: "ale-tasters," gustatores cervisiae, "ale-founders," ... Read »


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    • American Whiskey Trail

    • The American Whiskey Trail is a promotional program of the Distilled Spirits Council of the United States that promotes the distilled beverage industry of the United States. The Trail was announced to the public on September 28, 2004. The American Whiskey Trail consists of historical sites and operating distilleri ... Read »


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    • Amethyst Initiative

    • Amethyst Initiative

      The Amethyst Initiative is an organization made up of U.S. college presidents and chancellors that in July 2008 launched a movement calling for the reconsideration of U.S. legal drinking age, particularly the minimum age of 21. The National Minimum Drinking Age Act of 1984 requires all US states to raise their minimum ... Read »


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    • Ancient and Honorable Order of Turtles

    • Ancient and Honorable Order of Turtles

      The Ancient and Honorable Order of Turtles ("International Association of Turtles", "Turtle Club", or similar title) started as an informal "drinking club" between World War II pilots, self-described as "an honorable drinking fraternity composed of ladies and gentlemen of the highest morals and good character, who are ... Read »


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    • Bacchanalia

    • The Bacchanalia were Roman festivals of Bacchus, based on various ecstatic elements of the Greek Dionysia. They seem to have been popular, and well-organised, throughout the central and southern Italian peninsula. They were almost certainly associated with Rome's native cult of Liber, and probably arrived in Rome itsel ... Read »


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    • Ban on caffeinated alcoholic drinks

    • A ban on caffeinated alcoholic drinks is a ban which prevents the marketing and distribution of any prepackaged caffeinated alcoholic drink. In the United States, such a ban was discussed as a result of multiple cases of alcohol poisoning and alcohol related blackouts among users of such drinks. The majority of these ... Read »


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    • Bar dice

    • Bar Dice is a drinking game generally played in a bar, tavern or pub. The game is played with 2 or more players using five dice and a cup. The motive behind the game (when played in a tavern or pub) is to determine which of the participants will pay for the next round of drinks. Bar Dice is played with five six-sided ... Read »


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    • Bar stool

    • Bar stools are a type of tall chair, often with a foot rest to support the feet. The height and narrowness of bar stools makes them suitable for use at bars and high tables in pubs or bars. In the 2010s, bar stools are becoming more popular in homes, usually placed at the kitchen counter or at a home bar. Bar stools ar ... Read »


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    • Bartending terminology

    • Various unique terminology is used in bartending. In bartending, the term "straight up" (or "up") refers to an alcoholic drink that is shaken or stirred with ice and then strained and served without ice in a stemmed glass. This is contrasted with a drink served "neat" – a single, unmixed liquor served with ... Read »


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    • Beer day

    • Beer Day is the term applied to an event where a United States Navy or Military Sealift Command vessel's personnel are issued, and authorized to consume, beer. Beginning in 1794 the U.S. congress authorized a daily alcohol ration for sailors. Over time the regulations of alcohol consumption aboard Navy vessels cha ... Read »


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    • Beer mile

    • A beer mile is a drinking race combining running and speed drinking. Typically, the race takes place on a standard 400-meter or 1/4-mile running track. The race begins at the 1-mile starting line with the consumption of a 12-ounce (355 ml) beer, followed by a full lap around the track. The second lap continues in a sim ... Read »


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    • Beer pong

    • Beer pong

      Beer pong, also known as Beirut, is a drinking game in which players throw a ping pong ball across a table with the intent of landing the ball in a cup of beer on the other end. The game typically consists of opposing teams of two or more players per side with 6 or 10 cups set up in a triangle formation on each side. E ... Read »


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    • Beer snake

    • A beer snake, super snake, or cup snake is the stacking of numerous plastic beer cups to form a "snake." Beer snakes are most commonly found at sporting events that are played out over many hours, such as cricket. Some snakes have been reported in the media as being up to 175 m long. They are typically formed during br ... Read »


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    • Beverage function

    • In catering, beverage functions are functions where beverages are served. One important issue of beverage functions is who pays for the drinks. There are three main scenarios: Choosing among the several options is influenced by several factors. One such factor is etiquette. Providing a cash bar at a function such ... Read »


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    • Beverage Testing Institute

    • The Beverage Testing Institute (BTI) is a marketing service company that provides reviews for spirits, wines, and beers. It uses numerical scores and publishes books of its test results. The company's beer marketing program, the World Beer Championships, was founded in 1994. The company rates spirits, wines and b ... Read »


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    • Big D (peanuts)

    • Big D is a British brand of peanuts and snack food, introduced in 1967. For many years in the 1970s, Britain's 'pub grub' was of a limited choice, and for many pubs, Big D peanuts, and crisps, was all that many pubs offered apart from alcoholic drinks. The product claims to be Britain's best-loved pub snack. Duri ... Read »


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    • Binge drinking

    • Binge drinking

      Binge drinking, or heavy episodic drinking, is a modern epithet for drinking alcoholic beverages with an intention of becoming intoxicated by heavy consumption of alcohol over a short period of time. It is a style of drinking that is popular in several countries worldwide, and overlaps somewhat with social drinking sin ... Read »


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    • Bitard

    • The Bitard is a fabulous animal. It is the symbol of the Ordre du Vénéré Bitard (Loué Soit-Il !) or Order of the Venerated Bitard (May He be Blessed!), a student association of University of Poitiers (France) created in the 1920s. The members themselves are also called Bitards and in some occasions they ... Read »


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    • Blackout (drug-related amnesia)

    • A drug-related blackout is a phenomenon caused by the intake of any substance or medication in which short term and long term memory creation is impaired, therefore causing a complete inability to recall the past. Blackouts are most frequently associated with GABAergic drugs. Blackouts are frequently described as havin ... Read »


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    • Blackout Wednesday

    • Blackout Wednesday (or "Black Wednesday," "Drinksgiving," or "Thanksgiving Eve") is a pejorative term for the night before the Thanksgiving holiday in the United States, which is always a Thursday. It is associated with binge drinking since very few people work on Thanksgiving, and most university students are home to ... Read »


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    • Bomb shot

    • A bomb shot, or depth charge, is a mixed drink that is made by mixing two drinks. A drink in a small glass (typically a shot glass) is dropped into a larger glass holding a different drink. The resulting cocktail is typically consumed as quickly as possible ("chugged"). Recently, the term has become more loosely define ... Read »


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    • Bōnenkai


    • Booze Britain

    • Booze Britain was a fly-on-the-wall documentary television series produced by Granada that aired on British satellite TV channel Bravo in half-hour episodes which documented the binge drinking culture of various towns and cities in the United Kingdom. Typically, the series followed a group of friends as they indulge in ... Read »


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    • Botellón


    • Bottle service

    • Bottle service is the sale of liquor by the bottle in mostly American lounges and nightclubs. The purchase of bottle service typically includes a reserved table for the patron's party and mixers of the patron's choice. Bottle service can include the service of a VIP host, who will ensure that patrons have sufficient m ... Read »


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    • Cage cup

    • A cage cup (Ancient Greek: Λυκουργος Ποτήρι ), also vas diatretum, plural diatreta, or "reticulated cup" is a type of luxury Late Roman glass vessel, found from roughly the 4th century, and "the pinnacle of Roman achievements in glass-making".Diatreta consist of an inner ... Read »


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    • CAGE questionnaire

    • The CAGE questionnaire, the name of which is an acronym of its four questions, is a widely used screening test for problem drinking and potential alcohol problems. The questionnaire takes less than one minute to administer, and is often used in primary care or other general settings as a quick screening tool rather tha ... Read »


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    • Carnage UK

    • Carnage UK is a company that organises drinking events for students in the United Kingdom. The idea for Carnage UK was originally taken from a University of Birmingham event 'Carnage' run by the University's raising-and-giving society Carnival Rag. The original Carnage has since been rebranded to 'Karma', with all proc ... Read »


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    • Choose Responsibility

    • Choose Responsibility is a non-profit organization in the United States, that promotes public awareness of the dangers of excessive and reckless alcohol consumption by young adults. The main goal is to lower the minimum legal drinking age by educating the public. It was founded and is directed by Dr. John McCardell, Jr ... Read »


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    • Christian views on alcohol

    • Christian views on alcohol are varied. Throughout the first 1,800 years of church history, Christians generally consumed alcoholic beverages as a common part of everyday life and used "the fruit of the vine" in their central rite—the Eucharist or Lord's Supper. They held that both the Bible and Christian tradition ... Read »


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    • Clubbing (subculture)

    • Clubbing (also known as club culture, related to raving) is the custom of visiting and gathering socially at nightclubs (discotheques, discos or just clubs) and festivals. That includes socializing, listening to music, dancing, drinking alcohol and sometimes using recreational drugs. In most cases it is done to hear ne ... Read »


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    • Cocktail party

    • A cocktail party is a party at which cocktails are served. It is sometimes called a cocktail reception. A cocktail party organized for purposes of social or business networking is called a mixer. A cocktail hour is sometimes used by managers of hotels and restaurants as a means of attracting patrons between 4 pm and 6 ... Read »


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    • Cooter Brown

    • Cooter Brown, sometimes given as Cootie Brown, is a name used in metaphors and similes for drunkenness, mostly in the Southern United States. Cooter Brown supposedly lived on the line which divided the North and South during the American Civil War, making him eligible for military draft by either side. He had family on ... Read »


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    • Designated driver

    • The terms "designated driver" and "designated driving" (commonly known as DD), refer to the selection of a person who remains sober as the responsible driver of a vehicle whilst others have been allowed to drink alcoholic beverages. Thus as a practical and ethical matter a designated driver is a person who abstains fr ... Read »


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    • Designated Public Places Order

    • Designated Public Place Orders (DPPOs) give police officers discretionary powers to require a person to stop drinking and confiscate alcohol or containers of alcohol from people they believe are consuming or about to consume alcohol in public places where the order is in effect. In the London Borough of Southwark, DPPO ... Read »


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    • Drinking

    • Drinking is the act of ingesting water or other liquids into the body through the mouth. Water is required for many of life’s physiological processes. Both excessive and inadequate water intake are associated with health problems. When a liquid is poured into an open human mouth, the swallowing process is com ... Read »


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    • Drinking culture in Australia

    • Alcohol is commonly consumed and available at pubs and liquor stores in Australia – all of which are private enterprises. Spirits can be purchased at liquor stores and pubs, whereas grocery stores do not sell them, although they may have separate liquor stores on their premises. Alcohol consumption is higher, acco ... Read »


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    • Drinking culture of Korea

    • South Korea's drinking culture reveals much about its social structure, lifestyle, and traditions. The beverages themselves are also reflective of the country's geography, climate, and culture. South Korea's interest in creating its own alcohol came about during the Koryo Dynasty (936–943), when exposure to forei ... Read »


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    • Drinking from shoes

    • Drinking from a shoe has historically been performed as both a bringer of good fortune and as a hazing punishment. Drinking champagne from a lady's slipper became a symbol of decadence in the early 20th century. Drinking beer out of one's own shoe is a ritual sometimes undertaken at parties and events in Australia, wh ... Read »


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    • Drinking in public

    • Social customs and laws on drinking alcohol in public vary significantly around the world. "Public" in this context refers to outdoor spaces such as roads, walkways or parks, or in a moving vehicle. Drinking in bars, restaurants or stadiums, for example, is not generally considered to be "in public" even though those e ... Read »


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    • Drinking Made Easy

    • Drinking Made Easy

      Drinking Made Easy is a pub-crawl television series that premiered in 2010 and airs on AXS TV in the United States. Comedian Zane Lamprey hosts a humorous bus trip around the United States and Canada, exploring the local drinking culture of various cities in the countries. In each episode, Lamprey samples popular or or ... Read »


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    • Drinking song

    • A drinking song is a song sung while drinking alcohol. Most drinking songs are folk songs, and may be varied from person to person and region to region, in both the lyrics and in the music. In Germany, drinking songs are called Trinklieder. In Sweden, where they are called Dryckesvisor, there are drinking songs assoc ... Read »


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    • Drunk dialing

    • Drunk dialing is an intoxicated person making phone calls that they would not likely make if sober, often a lonely individual calling former or current love interests. In Kurt Vonnegut's 1969 novel Slaughterhouse-Five, the main character describes his tendency to drunk dial: I have this disease late at night sometime ... Read »


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    • Drunk walking

    • A drunken walker can't harm or kill someone else the way a drunk driver can and people who drive can tackle much farther distances than they can walk. Pedestrians under the influence of alcohol may be less likely to use crosswalks and more likely to cross against the traffic lights. Alcohol use is connected to more sev ... Read »


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    • Dry January

    • Dry January is a public health campaign urging people to abstain from alcohol for the month of January, particularly practised in the United Kingdom. The campaign, as a formal entity, appears to be relatively recent, being described as having "sprung up in recent years" even in 2014. Although the Finnish government la ... Read »


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    • Dwarf-tossing

    • Dwarf-tossing, or midget-tossing, is a pub/bar attraction in which dwarfism-affected persons wearing special padded clothing or Velcro costumes are thrown onto mattresses or at Velcro-coated walls. Participants compete to throw the dwarf the farthest. A related formerly practiced activity was dwarf-bowling, in which a ... Read »


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    • Ealuscerwen

    • Ealuscerwen is an Old English hapax legomenon found in Beowulf (verse 769). Since it appears to refer to a part of Anglo-Saxon drinking ritual, it has commanded a lot of scholarly attention. The context in which it appears is: dryht‐sele dynede, • Denum eallum wearð, ceaster‐bÅ«endum, • cē ... Read »


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    • Epidemiology of binge drinking

    • Binge drinking is more common in men than it is in women. Among students in the USA, approximately 50 percent of men and 39 percent of women binge drink. Racial differences exist among binge drinking with Hispanics followed by white people having the highest level of binge drinking. Individuals of African descent have ... Read »


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    • Bill Foster (performer)

    • Bill Foster (performer)

      William Wallace Foster (January 23, 1932 – May 10, 2000), known as The Fox, was an MC on the first season of Comedy Central's The Man Show under the show's original hosts, Adam Carolla and Jimmy Kimmel. He was billed as "The World's Fastest Beer Drinker", a feat which he performed in an appearance on the TV show T ... Read »


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    • Four Loko

    • Four Loko

      Four Loko is a line of alcoholic beverages sold by Phusion Projects of Chicago, Illinois, United States. Phusion operates as Drink Four Brewing Company. Four Loko, the company's most popular beverage, debuted in the United States market in 2005 and is available in 49 states, and in 21 countries including Puerto Rico, C ... Read »


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    • Free lunch

    • A free lunch is a sales enticement that offers a meal at no cost in order to attract customers and increase revenues from other offerings. It was a tradition once common in saloons in many places in the United States, with the phrase appearing in U.S. literature from about 1870 to the 1920s. These establishments includ ... Read »


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    • Green Beer Day

    • Green Beer Day (GBD) is a day-long party, where celebrants drink beer dyed green with artificial coloring or natural processes. The tradition started at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, and was first celebrated in 1952. It is celebrated annually on the Thursday before Spring Break, and has been called Miami University ... Read »


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    • Hair of the dog

    • "Hair of the dog", short for "Hair of the dog that bit you", is a colloquial expression in the English language predominantly used to refer to alcohol that is consumed with the aim of lessening the effects of a hangover. The expression originally referred to a method of treatment of a rabid dog bite by placing hai ... Read »


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    • Hangover

    • Hangover

      A hangover is the experience of various unpleasant physiological and psychological effects following the consumption of ethanol, as found in wine, beer and distilled spirits. Hangovers can last for several hours or for more than 24 hours. Typical symptoms of a hangover may include headache, drowsiness, concentration pr ... Read »


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    • Hangover Heaven

    • Hangover Heaven

      Hangover Heaven is a mobile veisalgia treatment clinic based in Paradise, Nevada, that administers treatment for hangovers through an IV. It is the first clinic that studied the treatment of hangovers, with its own Hangover Research Institute. Hangover Heaven was founded by Dr. Jason Burke, a Duke University-trained ce ... Read »


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    • Happy Brothers

    • Happy Brothers, Their Poor Mother! (often referred to simply as Happy Brothers) is an 1887 oil painting by the Serbian artist UroÅ¡ Predić. It shows four intoxicated youths walking through their village whilst the mother of one shouts her disapproval from the distance. The painting is said to have been inspired by ... Read »


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    • Happy hour

    • Happy hour is a marketing term for a period of time in which a venue (such as a restaurant, bar, bowling alley, stadium, or state or county fair) offers discounts on alcoholic drinks, such as beer, wine, and cocktails. Free Hors d'oeuvres, appetizers and discounted menu items are often served during Happy hour. Th ... Read »


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    • Hip flask

    • A hip flask is a thin flask for holding a distilled beverage. Hip flasks were traditionally made of pewter, silver, or even glass, though most modern flasks are made from stainless steel. Some modern flasks are made of plastic so as to avoid detection by metal detectors. Hip flasks can vary in shape, although the ... Read »


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    • Drinking horn

    • A drinking horn is the horn of a bovid used as a drinking vessel. Drinking horns are known from Classical Antiquity especially the Balkans, and remained in use for ceremonial purposes throughout the Middle Ages and the Early Modern period in some parts of Europe, notably in Germanic Europe, and in the Caucasus. Drinkin ... Read »


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    • Ice luge

    • An ice luge, martini luge, or shooter-block is a type of ice sculpture made from a large block of ice that has a narrow channel carved through where liquid is poured, such as liquor products. Some are professionally produced from sculpturing or from molds, and some are homemade. Ice luges are sometimes offered in ice b ... Read »


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    • Index of drinking establishment-related articles

    • This is an index of drinking establishment-related articles. Men in an Arizona saloon in 1895 playing a game of faro Cook's Corner, a biker bar, circa 2005 ... Read »


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    • It's Five O'Clock Somewhere


    • Jungle juice

    • Jungle juice is the name given to an improvised mix of liquor that is usually served for group consumption. There are countless recipes and even websites devoted solely to jungle juice. The term has also been used for similar less-than-reputable alcoholic concoctions. There are several popular explanations regarding t ... Read »


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    • Kantsi (horn)

    • A Kantsi (Georgian: ყანწი) is a traditional Georgiandrinking horn in drinking culture, typically made from ram or goat horns, sometimes also from bull horns. ... Read »


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    • Keg stand

    • A keg stand is a drinking activity where the participant does a handstand on a keg of beer and attempts to drink as much as possible at once or to drink for as long as possible. Other people will help hold up the drinker's legs, and will hold the keg tap in the stander's mouth, as they will have both hands occupied wit ... Read »


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    • Kegerator

    • A kegerator is a refrigerator that has been designed or altered to store and dispense kegs. By keeping the keg in a refrigerated environment and using CO2 to pressurize and dispense the keg, it will allow the contents to remain fresh and carbonated for an extended period of time, generally a couple of months. Specifica ... Read »


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    • Konpa

    • Konpa (コンパ?) are a type of Japanese drinking gathering held by university students in a casual drinking establishment called an izakaya, and are more relaxed than the traditional nomikai. It is often suggested that this word originally came from German: Kompanie, English: company, or French: compagnie, a ... Read »


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    • KronkÃ¥sa


    • Lad culture

    • Lad culture (also laddish culture and laddism) is a British subculture initially associated with the Britpop movement. Arising in the early 1990s, the image of the "lad" – or "new lad" – was that of a generally middle class figure espousing attitudes typically attributed to the working classes. The subculture ... Read »


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    • Ladies' night


    • Last call (bar term)

    • In a bar, a last call (last orders) is an made shortly before the bar closes for the night, informing patrons of their last chance to buy alcoholic beverages. There are various means to make this signal, like ringing a bell, flashing the lights, or announcing orally. Last call times are often legally mandated and var ... Read »


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    • Latis

    • In ancient Celtic polytheism, Latis is the name of two Celtic deities worshipped in Roman Britain. One is a goddess (Dea Latis), the other a god (Deus Latis), and they are both known from a single inscription each. The dedication to Dea Latis was found at Birdoswald Roman Fort in Cumbria, England, in 1873. It reads si ... Read »


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    • Legal drinking age

    • The legal drinking age is the age at which a person can legally consume or purchase alcoholic beverages. These laws cover a wide range of issues and behaviors, addressing when and where alcohol can be consumed. The minimum age alcohol can be legally consumed can be different from the age when it can be purchased in som ... Read »


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    • Loyal toast

    • A loyal toast is a salute given to the head of state of the country in which a formal gathering is being given, or by expatriates of that country, whether or not the particular head of state is present. It is usually a matter of protocol at state and military occasions, and a display of patriotic sentiment at civilian ... Read »


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    • Maakies

    • Maakies was a syndicated weekly comic strip by Tony Millionaire. It began publication in February 1994 in the New York Press. It ran in many American alternative newsweeklies including The Stranger, LA Weekly and Only. It also appeared in several international venues including the Italian comics magazine Linus and the ... Read »


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    • Mad Monday

    • 'Mad Monday' is a term commonly used in Australia to refer to the traditional end-of-season celebrations for professional players of various codes of football. Football matches are typically played on weekends so as the season nears its end with teams being eliminated, by Sunday night all results have been determined a ... Read »


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    • Merry company

    • Merry company is the term in art history for a painting, usually from the 17th century, showing a small group of people enjoying themselves, usually seated with drinks, and often music-making. These scenes are a very common type of genre painting of the Dutch Golden Age and Flemish Baroque; it is estimated that nearly ... Read »


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    • Modern Drunkard Magazine

    • Modern Drunkard Magazine

      Modern Drunkard Magazine is a glossy color periodical humorously promoting the lifestyle of the "functional alcoholic". Frank Kelly Rich founded Modern Drunkard in 1996. The first issue was 16 photocopied pages with made-up ads; in 2006 its circulation was about 35,000. The magazine runs advertisements from bars i ... Read »


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    • My Drunk Kitchen

    • My Drunk Kitchen is a cooking show and comedy series of short videos created and posted on YouTube by Hannah "Harto" Hart. The series features Hart, a 30-year-old San Franciscan proofreader living in Los Angeles, typically attempting to cook or bake various dishes, or otherwise engaging in some food-related activity, a ... Read »


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    • Nightcap (beverage)

    • A nightcap is an alcoholic beverage consumed prior to falling asleep. Traditional nightcaps include brandy, bourbon, and cream-based liqueurs such as Irish cream. Wine and beer can also function as nightcaps. In folk medicine, consuming a nightcap is for the purpose of sleep induction. Alcohol is not recommended by ma ... Read »


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    • Nightlife

    • Nightlife is a collective term for entertainment that is available and generally more popular from the late evening into the early hours of the morning. It may include pubs, bars, nightclubs, parties, live music, concerts, cabarets, theatre, cinemas, shows, and some restaurants. These venues often require a cover charg ... Read »


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    • Nineteenth hole

    • In golf, the nineteenth hole is a slang term for a pub, bar, or restaurant on or near the golf course, very often the itself. A standard round of golf has only eighteen holes, so golfers will say they are at the 'nineteenth hole', meaning they are enjoying a drink after the game. The concept is similar to Après-ski ... Read »


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    • Nomikai

    • A nomikai (Japanese: 飲み会?) is a drinking party phenomenon particular to Japanese culture. Nomikai are a part of the culture of most places of employment, from schools to nightclubs. They are most often held in restaurants or izakaya, usually with everyone seated at one large table or occupying a separate ... Read »


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    • North Carolina State Toast

    • "A Toast" was adopted by the North Carolina General Assembly in 1957: The State Toast is used at some functions within the University of North Carolina. The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's oldest student organization The Dialectic and Philanthropic Societies deliver the toast twice annually. People indu ... Read »


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    • The Bishop of Norwich is the ordinary of the Church of England Diocese of Norwich in the Province of Canterbury. The diocese covers most of the county of Norfolk and part of Suffolk. The current Bishop of Norwich is Graham James, who signs as +Graham Norvic. The see is in the city of Norwich and the seat is located at ... Read »


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    • Passive drinking

    • Passive drinking, like passive smoking, refers to the damage done to others as a result of drinking alcoholic beverages. These include the unborn fetus and children of parents who drink excessively, drunk drivers, accidents, domestic violence and alcohol-related sexual assaults On 2 February 2010 Eurocare, the Europea ... Read »


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    • Patiala peg

    • The Patiala peg is a peg in which first water is poured and then suddenly the liquor has been added and suddenly it is to be drunk though the rough and ready measure is the amount of liquor needed to fill a glass equal to the height between the index and little fingers when they are held parallel to one another. Even m ... Read »


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    • Pinard (wine)

    • Pinard is a French term for wine (particularly red wine), popularized as the label for the ration of wine issued to French troops during the First World War. The term became wrapped up in the public conception of the poilu ("hairy one", the typical French foot soldier) and his loved pinard, joined in a "cult of wine". ... Read »


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    • Lydia Pinkham

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      Lydia Estes Pinkham (February 9, 1819 – May 17, 1883) was an iconic concocter and shrewd marketer of a commercially successful herbal-alcoholic "women's tonic" meant to relieve menstrual and menopausal pains. Although Pinkham's Vegetable Compound sold well to the general public, it was regarded by health experts a ... Read »


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    • Pittsburgh Whiskey & Fine Spirits Festival


    • Power hour

    • Power Hour or 21 for 21 is a drinking event where player(s) drink a specified number of alcohol shots within one hour. Variants include one shot of beer every minute for an hour or 60 shots within one hour. In the USA, a power hour event is often associated with a person's 21st birthday when they reach the legal drinki ... Read »


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    • Prairie oyster (cocktail)

    • A prairie oyster (or prairie cocktail) is a drink consisting of a raw egg, Worcestershire sauce, tomato juice, vinegar, hot sauce, salt and ground black pepper. The egg is broken into a glass so as not to break the yolk, which causes the drink to bear a similarity to the texture of an actual oyster. The drink is typica ... Read »


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    • Pregaming

    • Pregaming (also pre-drinking or pre-loading) is the process of getting drunk prior to going out socializing, typically done by college students and young adults in the United States and Europe, in a manner as cost-efficient as possible, with hard liquor and cheap beer consumed while in small groups. Although pregaming ... Read »


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    • Pub session

    • A pub session (seisiún in Irish Gaelic; seshoon in Manx Gaelic) refers to playing music and/or singing in the relaxed social setting of a local pub, in which the music-making is intermingled with the consumption of ale, stout, and beer and conversation. Performers sing and play traditional songs and tunes from the I ... Read »


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    • Rum ration

    • The rum ration (also called tot) was a daily amount of rum given to sailors on Royal Navy ships. It was abolished in 1970 after concerns that regular intakes of alcohol would lead to unsteady hands when working machinery. The rum ration, or "tot", consisted of one-eighth of an imperial pint (70 mL) of rum at 95 ... Read »


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    • Sconcing

    • Sconcing is a tradition at Oxford University of demanding that a person drink a tankard of ale or some other alcoholic beverage as a penalty for some breach of accepted etiquette. Originally the penalty would have been a simple monetary fine imposed for a more serious breach of discipline, and the word is known to have ... Read »


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    • Alcohol server training

    • Alcohol server training is a form of occupational education typically provided to servers, sellers and consumers of alcohol to prevent intoxication, drunk driving and underage drinking. This training is sometimes regulated and mandated by state and local laws predominantly in North America, and increasingly in other En ... Read »


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    • Shaken, not stirred

    • "Shaken, not stirred" is a catchphrase of Ian Fleming's fictional British Secret Service agent James Bond and describes his preference for the preparation of his martini cocktails. The phrase first appears in the novel Diamonds Are Forever (1956), though Bond himself does not actually say it until Dr. No (1958), where ... Read »


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    • Short-term effects of alcohol consumption

    • The short-term effects of alcohol (ethanol) consumption–due to drinking beer, wine, distilled spirits or other alcoholic beverages–range from a decrease in anxiety and motor skills and euphoria at lower doses to intoxication (drunkenness), stupor, unconsciousness, anterograde amnesia (memory "blackouts"), and ... Read »


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    • Shotgunning

    • Shotgunning is a means of consuming a beverage, particularly beer, very quickly by punching a hole in the side of the can, near the bottom, placing the mouth over the hole, and pulling the tab to open the top. The beer quickly drains, and is quickly consumed. A related technique, strawpedoing or snorkeling, is used fo ... Read »


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    • Sin City (description)

    • Sin City is an urban area (a city or part of) that caters to various vices. These vices may be legal (depending on area) or illegal activities which are tolerated. Examples of vices include sex-related services (prostitution, strip clubs, sex shops, etc.), gambling (casinos, betting shops, etc.), or drug use (alcohol, ... Read »


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    • Slope Day

    • Slope Day is an annual day of celebration held at Cornell University historically during the last day of regular undergraduate classes, but has moved to the following day as of 2014. It now falls on the Thursday after the final day of classes, on the university campus. The Slope Day Programming Board (SDPB) is responsi ... Read »


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    • Smokeasy

    • A smokeasy (also spelled smoke-easy or smokeeasy) is a business, especially a bar or drinking venue, which allows smoking despite a smoking ban enacted as a criminal law or an occupational safety and health regulation. The term is also used to describe locations and events promoted by tobacco companies to avoid or evad ... Read »


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    • Snaps

    • Snaps (Swedish: [snaps], Danish pronunciation: [ˈsnɑps]) is a Swedish and Danish word for a small shot of a strong alcoholic beverage taken during the course of a meal. A ritual that is associated with drinking snaps is a tradition in Scandinavia, especially in Sweden and Denmark, where it is very common to ... Read »


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    • Snapsvisa

    • A snapsvisa (Swedish, plural: snapsvisor) is a traditional Scandinavian drinking song which is often sung before drinking a small shot of spirit that is called a snaps. A typical snapsvisa is a short, vigorous song; its lyrics usually tell of the delicacy and glory of the drink, or of the singer’s craving for sna ... Read »


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    • Splice the mainbrace

    • "Splice the mainbrace" is an order given aboard naval vessels to issue the crew with an alcoholic drink. Originally an order for one of the most difficult emergency repair jobs aboard a sailing ship, it became a euphemism for authorized celebratory drinking afterward, and then the name of an order to grant the crew an ... Read »


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    • Sporting man culture

    • The sporting man culture involves men leading hedonistic lifestyles that included keeping mistresses as well excessive eating, drinking, smoking, gambling, and big game hunting. It is applied to a large group of middle- and upper-class men in the mid-19th century, most often in Great Britain and the United States. The ... Read »


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    • Swearing on the Horns

    • Swearing on the Horns is a farcical oath that was traditionally given to visitors at various pubs in the London suburb of Highgate during the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries. The oath consists of a series of statements read by a clerk, confirming one's dedication to merriment and debauchery; those being sworn in would ag ... Read »


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    • Tailgate party

    • A tailgate party is a social event held on and around the open tailgate of a vehicle. Tailgating, which originated in the United States, often involves consuming alcoholic beverages and grilling food. Tailgate parties occur in the parking lots at stadiums and arenas, before and occasionally after games and concerts. Pe ... Read »


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    • Tamada

    • A tamada (Georgian: თამადა) is a Georgian toastmaster at a Georgian supra (feast) or at a wedding, corresponding to the symposiarch at the Greek symposion or the thyle at the Anglo-Saxon sumbel. At all supras regardless of size, there is a tamada, or toastmaster, one person who introduces ... Read »


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    • Tamagozake

    • Tamagozake (卵酒 or 玉子酒?) is a drink consisting of heated sake, sugar and a raw egg. It translates as "egg sake", being made of the kanji 卵 tamago (egg) and 酒 sake. Tamagozake is a traditional home remedy for the common cold in Japan, however there is no medical proof of its effica ... Read »


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    • Ten Cent Beer Night

    • Ten Cent Beer Night was a promotion held by Major League Baseball's Cleveland Indians during a game against the Texas Rangers at Cleveland Stadium on Tuesday, June 4, 1974. The idea behind the promotion was to attract more fans to the game by offering 12 US fluid ounces (350 ml) cups of 3.2% beer for just 10 cents ... Read »


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    • Three-martini lunch

    • The three-martini lunch or noontime three-martini is a term used in the United States to describe a leisurely, indulgent lunch enjoyed by businesspeople or lawyers. It refers to a common belief that many people in such professions have enough leisure time and wherewithal to consume more than one martini during the work ... Read »


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    • Tired and emotional

    • The phrase tired and emotional is a chiefly British euphemism for alcohol intoxication (or drunkenness). It was popularised by the British satirical magazine Private Eye in 1967 after being used in a spoof diplomatic memo to describe the state of Labour Cabinet minister George Brown, but is now used as a . The restrain ... Read »


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    • Toast (honor)

    • A toast is a ritual in which a drink is taken as an expression of honor or goodwill. The term may be applied to the person or thing so honored, the drink taken, or the verbal expression accompanying the drink. Thus, a person could be "the toast of the evening," for whom someone "proposes a toast" to congratulate and fo ... Read »


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    • Town drunk

    • The town drunk (also called a tavern fool) is a , almost always male, who is drunk more often than sober. In fiction, the town drunk character serves a number of functions. ... Read »


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    • The Tuesday Club

    • The Tuesday Club was the name of social gatherings held by players of English association football club Arsenal in the 1990s. It was viewed as a club bonding experience by the players and manager, George Graham. The Tuesday Club involved regular heavy drinking sessions by Arsenal players in the 1990s. These sessio ... Read »


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    • Vodka eyeballing

    • Vodka eyeballing is the practice of pouring vodka through the eye socket. Reports of this practice as a new fad surfaced in the media beginning in 2010, as hundreds of clips of persons purporting to engage in the practice were posted on YouTube. The practice was condemned by the American Academy of Ophthalmology. Some ... Read »


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    • Wassail

    • Wassail (/ˈwɒsəl/, /-eɪl/; Old Norse "ves heil", Old English was hál, literally: be hale) is a beverage of hot mulled cider, traditionally drunk as an integral part of wassailing, a Medieval English drinking ritual intended to ensure a good cider apple harvest the following year. The word wassail co ... Read »


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    • What happens on tour, stays on tour

    • "What happens on tour, stays on tour" is a notorious phrase or saying agreed to by men who get together and travel either interstate or overseas for sporting tours. In essence, the phrase means that all exploits during the tour must be kept strictly confidential, never to be discussed with anyone outside the group. In ... Read »


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    • Yarlington Wassail

    • The Yarlington Wassail is a Wassail held in the village of Yarlington, Somerset, England, and dating from the 17th century. The Wassail, which has not been held for many years, was revived in January 2012 by the Brue Valley Rotary Club. The Wassail began outside the local Pub, the Stag's Head Inn, with music and dance ... Read »


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    • Zapoy

    • Zapoy (Russian: запой; IPA: [zɐˈpoj]) is a term used in Russia and other post-Soviet states to describe alcohol abuse behavior resulting in two or more days of continuous drunkenness. In 2007, about 20% of Russian men demonstrated behaviours associated with hazardous drinking, and about 30% of w ... Read »


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    • Zoo Bar (Halifax, West Yorkshire)

    • The Tramshed and Zoo Bar were two adjoining night clubs in Halifax, West Yorkshire, England. First called "Theo's Zoo bar", in the early 1990s, and named after the head bouncer, the original venue was a standalone nightclub. The Tramshed and Zoo Bar were brought to national attention by the media as a "haven" for under ... Read »


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