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Why is alcohol called "drink" and the consumion of it called "drinking" Watch

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    I don't understand this, water, juice, coke cola and other drinks are drinks too...
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    me neither...

    and how did "bang", "play", "toy", "ball", "hard" all become terms associated with sex?
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    Doubt anyone fully knows. English is a weird language, as it is formed from many others, so it's irregular and mostly doesn't make sense :mmm:
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    (Original post by bubble999)
    Doubt anyone fully knows. English is a weird language, as it is formed from many others, so it's irregular and mostly doesn't make sense :mmm:
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    (Original post by Pussy Galore)
    You're a moderator
    Correct
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    (Original post by MylittlePlusle)
    I don't understand this, water, juice, coke cola and other drinks are drinks too...
    .. Other than the fact you drink it?
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    (Original post by MylittlePlusle)
    I don't understand this, water, juice, coke cola and other drinks are drinks too...
    i think it's because alcohol isn't always fully acceptable so it's a slight code for it
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    but coke etc are also referred to as drinks
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    It's just a euphemism.
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    Oh the English Language :mmm:
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    In the past, most drinks were alcoholic. People drank beer for breakfast because it was safer than water.

    We've since invented "soft drinks" that don't have the alcohol in them, these are mainly for children to drink. We also have tea and coffee for adults.

    Hence the difference between "I'm thirsty" meaning you need a soft drink and "I need a drink", which specifically means a proper drink.
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    (Original post by cole-slaw)
    In the past, most drinks were alcoholic. People drank beer for breakfast because it was safer than water.

    We've since invented "soft drinks" that don't have the alcohol in them, these are mainly for children to drink. We also have tea and coffee for adults.

    Hence the difference between "I'm thirsty" meaning you need a soft drink and "I need a drink", which specifically means a proper drink.
    Anything is a "proper" drink...
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    I think the alcohol is called the drink nd
    the other drinks are called soft drinks it.is specify that the alcohol is a special type of drink which we used to call a "drink" nd the other drinks are called "soft drinks"
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    (Original post by MylittlePlusle)
    Anything is a "proper" drink...
    Colloquially, "proper drink" means alcoholic drink.

    As in, if someone said "I need a drink, no not a coke, a proper drink".
 
 
 
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