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At What Age Did You Start Drinking?

Tue Nov 23, 2004 5:24 pm

I wonder where the expression "it's raining cats and dogs came from".
Now let's see who really reads the message body and replies before posting.

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RE: At What Age Did You Start Drinking?

Tue Nov 23, 2004 5:29 pm

Replies before posting ??  Smile/happy/getting dizzy


Answer to your question: Because it can't rain cows.

Second answer: I started as soon as I was born. I began with milk.


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RE: At What Age Did You Start Drinking?

Tue Nov 23, 2004 5:32 pm

Well, Sebolino, it can rain like a peeing cow.

As for the topic starter question, I think I was drinking amniotic fluid before milk...

cheers,

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RE: At What Age Did You Start Drinking?

Tue Nov 23, 2004 5:51 pm

You mean 'reply before reading'
I don't know why it rains cats and dogs. I feel that the phrase 'bucketing down' is much better.
 
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RE: At What Age Did You Start Drinking?

Tue Nov 23, 2004 6:06 pm

Another stupid thread, oh goody,
it's raining cats and dogs came from, come from I think is more correct,

Its raining cats and dogs is popular as well as bucketing and "its pissing down",

Maybe your message is off topic.
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RE: At What Age Did You Start Drinking?

Tue Nov 23, 2004 6:20 pm

http://ask.yahoo.com/ask/20030407.html

Quoting:

"...including an old sailor's myth that cats have sway over the weather. Feline meteorological magic, coupled with a symbolic association of storms with dogs, may be the genesis for the phrase."

" ....On account of the notorious inefficiency of 17th-century sewage and drainage systems, the streets of European cities were often littered with debris and dead animals after heavy rainstorms."

"It could liken the racket made by a storm to the thunderous noise made by fighting cats and dogs. Or, it may arise from the era of thatched roofs when downpours would bring cats and dogs dozing atop houses down onto the occupants."

"The leading theory seems to be that animals have been associated with weather for centuries. Cats stand for rain, and dogs for wind."

Ah, the wonders of Google...

As for the topic question, first beer at 12, then whisky and vodka around 15.

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RE: At What Age Did You Start Drinking?

Tue Nov 23, 2004 9:00 pm

Ummm.... Imagine if it rained Elephants and Hippopotamuses!

You really are bored, aren't you Will?  Big grin
 
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RE: At What Age Did You Start Drinking?

Tue Nov 23, 2004 9:53 pm

Do you try to fool us?
PhotoLPPT has some good points.

I started at an age of about 14.

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RE: At What Age Did You Start Drinking?

Wed Nov 24, 2004 12:46 am

Jasepl: One time on a roadtrip in Alaska it felt like that, rain was so heavy and drops so big even with the wipers on full you couldn't see a meter infront of you if all the bacon north of the equator depended on it...



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RE: At What Age Did You Start Drinking?

Wed Nov 24, 2004 12:52 am

I personally prefer "It's raining men", better.

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And on another note, 18 is when I started drinking...when you're an engineering student, Jack Daniels and Bayer become your best friends... Big grin

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RE: At What Age Did You Start Drinking?

Wed Nov 24, 2004 1:03 am

I personally prefer "It's raining men", better.

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RE: At What Age Did You Start Drinking?

Wed Nov 24, 2004 1:35 am

This is such an old topic!

Why not something like:

Why having MTV Europe when the yanks taking all the prizes????

Just a thought!  Insane

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RE: At What Age Did You Start Drinking?

Wed Nov 24, 2004 1:38 am

Hmmm, think I started at 15 or something... Maybe 16. Who's counting?  Smile

Why having MTV Europe when the yanks taking all the prizes????


The real question is "why have MTV at all?"  Smile

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RE: At What Age Did You Start Drinking?

Wed Nov 24, 2004 1:45 am

I totally agree w you, Thom@s  Big thumbs up

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RE: At What Age Did You Start Drinking?

Wed Nov 24, 2004 11:25 am

So, has anyone fallen into the trap yet?
I started at 12.
 
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RE: At What Age Did You Start Drinking?

Wed Nov 24, 2004 11:29 am

I remember in 1990 I had a few glasses of fine Georgian wine. I was 8 and a half at that point. I think I tried something before too.

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RE: At What Age Did You Start Drinking?

Wed Nov 24, 2004 9:21 pm

And let's see who reads all the replies:
answer UTA_fliyingHIGH's 1 or 2 questions (depending on the way you're looking at it) and also answer:
when did you smoke your first cigarette?

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RE: At What Age Did You Start Drinking?

Wed Nov 24, 2004 10:11 pm

I remember in 1990 I had a few glasses of fine Georgian wine. I was 8 and a half at that point. I think I tried something before too.

Alex.


That's one caught Big grin

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RE: At What Age Did You Start Drinking?

Sat Nov 27, 2004 5:59 am

no......tornado's silly...
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RE: At What Age Did You Start Drinking?

Sat Nov 27, 2004 7:14 am

I started drinking O'Douls Non-alcoholic when I was 13 and still do.

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RE: At What Age Did You Start Drinking?

Sun Nov 28, 2004 3:26 pm

I read the body but i'm going staight to the question ; here in PR it is legal to drink @ 18 but I started at 15 when i was in germany.

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