Monthly Archives: May 2015

“Our Plastered Friends”: advice for dealing with drunks from No Nice Girl Swears (1933)

A few weeks ago I came across an interesting book title in an old bibliography: No Nice Girl Swears, by Alice-Leone Moats. I figured with a title like that, it had to be good—and I wasn’t disappointed! It turns out … Continue reading

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C is for Cocktail: What’s in a Name? The Origin of the Word “Cocktail”

If you asked a barkeep in early 1700s America for a cocktail, they’d probably think you wanted to buy a horse. Horses who’d had their tails bobbed or docked short were known as “cocktails.” Docking, or the cutting off of a … Continue reading

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No post this week :/

As you may have noticed, I haven’t posted this week. I’m sorry about that, I’ve been busy with classes and ran out of time. However, I should have a post ready for next week, so please check me out next … Continue reading

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C is For Cocktail: Cheers to the Ladies

I wish I could drink like a lady,  I can take one or two at the most,  Three and I’m under the table,  Four and I’m under the host! –Dorothy Parker (supposedly) Hello everyone! Today we’re focusing on two cocktails … Continue reading

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