On Thu, 27 Jul 2006 11:47:04 -0400, "Francis A. Miniter"
Otto Bahn wrote:
"Francis A. Miniter" wrote
That agrees with the impression I got: that in the sections of the
Salterton Trilogy set in Canada the only term used for whiskey was
Canadian rye whiskey, while drinkable, is bullshit. It
might not have had any rye involved at all.
By the way, has anyone noticed that the Irish and American spirit producers
tend to use the spelling "whiskey" while the Scots and Canadian distillers use
the spelling "whisky"?
That Tom Cruise movie "Whisky business" was American.
You had me going there for a minute.
Me, too. Not many people know that Tom Cruise is Canadian. Everyone
just assumes he's from the US.
"Danked," the past participle of "dank", is used to refer to someone
who replies to his own post on an online forum posing as another person
(see "Internet sock puppet") but forgetting to change his username . . . .
This was an act of stupidity meriting a name of its own, and because the hapless
contributor's username was Danks, the term "dank" or "danked" emerged.