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Ricardo

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RE: Shortage of Tonic Water (in reply to Richard Jernigan

I guess with gin whiskey etc, enough dose and you see “spirits” floating around, where as too much wine and you get a headache and “whine” about it later.

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Richard Jernigan

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RE: Shortage of Tonic Water (in reply to Ricardo

Couldn't find the photo...at a restaurant in Jerez of the English version of the "Whine List."

RNJ
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hamia

 

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RE: Shortage of Tonic Water (in reply to BarkellWH

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...who apparently had run amok.

Bill


amok....nice word for a story about Malaysia. I recall Anthony Burgess explaining it in his autobiography Big Wilson and Little God - of course it's a common enough word in English but good to know its derivation.
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