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From: Cory Bhreckan <>
Subject: Re: Scottish & Irish Drinking Customs
Date: Tue, 13 Feb 2007 17:18:14 GMT
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Adam Whyte-Settlar wrote:
> "Deirdre Sholto Douglas" <> wrote in message
> news:...
>
>>
>>Adam Whyte-Settlar wrote:
>>
>>>"The Highlander" <> wrote in message
>>>news:...
>>>
>>>
>>>>Dram is actually the Highland-English word for Gaelic "Drama" a shot
>>>>of whisky. Depending on the company, the actual measure might vary
>>>>from a shot glass to a quarter tumblerful - or a full tumbler if you
>>>>were drinking with my Great-Uncle Walter and he mistakenly handed you
>>>>his glass... I can assure you that didn't happen too often!
>>>
>>>Seeing as it's on topic for the thread it's worth my mentioning once
>>>again
>>>that in the Western Isles - particularly in Harris and Bernerey - I was
>>>often served straight whiskey in a tea cup.
>>
>>Gad, I remember seeing that a _lot_...particularly
>>if those doing the serving were Wee Frees.
>
>
> These *were* mainly Wee Frees now that you come to mention it.
> It changes abruptly to Catholic as you go over the little causeway into
> South Uist.
> Maybe they serve coffee down there.

Catholics? Not bloody likely. They wouldn't hide their whisky in a tea
cup though.

>
> A W-S
>
> I
>
>>suppose, if you're trying to disguise your tippling,
>>whisky and tea are close enough to the same
>>colour...might be hard to explain why you're
>>reeling and singing after a cup of tea, but one
>>can always blame "allergies". :-)
>>
>>Deirdre
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>
>


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