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    There have been so many threads relating to drinking lately that I didn't know where to put this. So I thought I'd just start a new thread. There's was a wonderul piece yesterday's NY Times about British traditions associated with drinking and getting drunk.

    Here's the URL: ... nking.html

    My favorite snippet:

    Churchill began each day with a whisky and soda; he "slurped through the war on a tidal wave of Champagne and brandy," writes Ben Macintyre in The Times of London. Drink also featured heavily in the life of George Brown, a Labor foreign secretary in the 1960's, who is once said to have stumblingly invited a guest in flowing purple robes at a reception in Peru to dance. But it was not to be.

    "First, you are drunk," the guest is said to have replied. "Second, this is not a waltz; it is the Peruvian national anthem. And third, I am not a woman; I am the Cardinal Archbishop of Lima."