MORE DRINKING ANECDOTES (Post No.4116)

Compiled  by London Swaminathan
Date: 26 July 2017
Time uploaded in London-9-19 am
Post No. 4116
Pictures shown here are taken from various sources such as Facebook friends, Books, Google and newspapers; thanks.

 

“I see you are drinking coffee, Judge”, someone remarked to Ben Lindsey on a hot summer’s day, “why don’t you try something cooling? Did you ever try gin and ginger ale?”

“No”, said judge Lindsey, “but I have tried fellows we have”.

 

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The story is told about Arthur Sullivan, the composer, that the one faculty which never forsook him was his tonal sense. It is said that he returned one night to his flat in a state of inebriation sufficient to render the row of identical houses in which he lived a difficult problem in identification. Sullivan ambled down the row pausing from time to time and kicking at the metal shoe scrapers by the side of the steps of the houses. Coming to one, he paused, kicked it again, murmured to himself, “That’s right. E flat” and entered the door.

 

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While Sir Wilfred Lawson was pushing anti-liquor agitation in the House of Lords, some of his waggish enemies passed this story about:

During Sir Wlifred’s university days he was accused of breaking rules, and the head of his college called him upon the carpet, “Sir, said the dignitary, “ I am told you have a barrel of beer in your room, which you should know is contrary to orders.”

“Well, sir, the delinquent admitted, “that is true; but the fact is I am of a weak constitution, and the doctors told me that if I drank this beer I should get stronger.”

“And are you stronger? the head asked sarcastically. “Oh yes, sir; indeed, I am. When the barrel came, I could scarcely move it; but it was not long before I could easily roll it around the room”.

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In Texas they like their liquor straight, as witness the case of one old timer who, upon taking in his hand a small tumbler of whiskey, said, “Blindfold me and hold my nose—‘cause if I see it or smell it, my mouth will water and dilute it!”

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The young fellow, slightly green in the ways of the smart set, apologised to his hostess, explaining, “Though I may be slightly under the affluence of incohol, I am not so think as you drunk as I am”.

xxx Subham xxx

 

 

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