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Super-Fun Happy Booze Trivia Time
In an online conversation this evening with shaddragon it was brought to my attention that there are still a lot of people who are laboring under the mistaken impression that vodka is (and always has been) made from potatos. If you retained any of the various tidbits from your high-school history classes or have watched enough History Channel you might believe that this theory doesn't quite hold water -- errr booze -- err.... well, it doesn't something anyway (I'm too sober for this). Guess what? You'd be right.... this popular urban legend has a small bit of truth in it, just enough to distract your average booze-hound from the untruth.

But never fear! Once again the Internet is here to rescue us. There is a detailed history of vodka that you can read, or if you want the Readers Digest version there is a fairly interesting -- if slightly snobby -- article that will dispell these myths about this much-loved high-tension booze.

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jdm314 From: jdm314 Date: November 11th, 2003 05:25 pm (UTC) (Link)
this theory doesn't quite hold water -- errr booze

Eh, вода = водка anyway.
feren From: feren Date: November 11th, 2003 05:30 pm (UTC) (Link)
I believe the point you're trying to drive home is that, roughly handled, vodka = voda = "water of life?"
spoothbrush From: spoothbrush Date: November 11th, 2003 06:51 pm (UTC) (Link)
Aquavit!
jdm314 From: jdm314 Date: November 12th, 2003 02:22 am (UTC) (Link)
uisge beatha
jdm314 From: jdm314 Date: November 12th, 2003 02:18 am (UTC) (Link)
Well, yes, presumably vodka is some sort of cute abreviation of "voda zhivu" or something like that (somebody correct my Russian; I can't find my dictionary), but my point is that there's not that much difference between not holding water and not holding booze ;)
spoothbrush From: spoothbrush Date: November 12th, 2003 02:28 am (UTC) (Link)
But there's something of a difference between not being able to hold your liquor and... oh, never mind. :D
jdm314 From: jdm314 Date: November 12th, 2003 06:39 pm (UTC) (Link)
That's живая вода.
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