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What does water taste like?

 
 
Reply Sat 22 Feb, 2014 03:25 am
I know this is stupid but, what adjectives would you say water tastes of?
 
raprap
 
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Reply Sat 22 Feb, 2014 03:51 am
tasteless

Rap
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timur
 
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Reply Sat 22 Feb, 2014 06:08 am
@Fiona368,
Water can be tasteless but only in very few instances.

Its taste depends on many factors but mainly what environmental elements it gets in contact with: earth, rocks, mud, leaves, wood and so on.

It can be sweet, bitter, astringent and have all kinds of other tastes.
jespah
 
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Reply Sat 22 Feb, 2014 06:47 am
@timur,
I'd go with synonyms for malleable, kind of like changeable, variable, etc.
saab
 
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Reply Sat 22 Feb, 2014 07:03 am
@jespah,
Salty if ocean water ,but can also have a salty taste at some spas.
A fresh taste if clear natural brook water
Muddy, when as a brook runs through earth
Stale when bottled
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contrex
 
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Reply Sat 22 Feb, 2014 08:21 am
The spa water at Bath has a very strong flavour of warm flat-irons, according to Sam Weller.
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Ragman
 
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Reply Sat 22 Feb, 2014 08:30 am
@Fiona368,
tastes wet and refreshing
contrex
 
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Reply Sat 22 Feb, 2014 08:59 am
@Ragman,
Ragman wrote:

wet and refreshing


That's what it feels like in the mouth, not what it tastes like.

To the OP:

Pure water is flavourless - it tastes of nothing. Any flavour that water may have is due to impurities such as salt (seawater), minerals, chlorine etc. Fresh water from a spring may, for example, taste of the rocks that it has passed through - chalky, ferrous (iron salts) etc. Water with dissolved carbon dioxide ("soda water") has a mild acidic taste.
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tsarstepan
 
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Reply Sat 22 Feb, 2014 09:15 am
@Fiona368,
In what context? Are you looking to describe your own tap water to a plumber? To a lawyer to find out if a lawsuit against your landlord or town water source? Are we talking about a work of fiction you are writing and it's an alcoholic character describing have to drink water because he is prohibited in drinking his favorite cocktail in his present scene?

Or are you asking for the sake of settling an argument/bar bet/etc...?
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izzythepush
 
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Reply Sat 22 Feb, 2014 12:29 pm
@Fiona368,
Watery.
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Sat 22 Feb, 2014 01:12 pm
Take out the Kool Aide - Bland.
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contrex
 
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Reply Sat 22 Feb, 2014 02:31 pm
I wonder why my post above was voted down? it was strictly factual, and I can see nothing wrong with it. A person who was not a coward, or who was sure of their ground, would challenge it in an open fashion.
edgarblythe
 
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Reply Sat 22 Feb, 2014 02:34 pm
@contrex,
Not just once. Twice. Smile
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izzythepush
 
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Reply Sat 22 Feb, 2014 02:40 pm
@contrex,
Don't worry about it.
contrex
 
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Reply Sat 22 Feb, 2014 03:11 pm
@izzythepush,
izzythepush wrote:

Don't worry about it.


But I do! I won't sleep tonight, and I may have to call my counsellor. Or do a lot of sitting on the floor and rocking.

roger
 
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Reply Sat 22 Feb, 2014 03:23 pm
@contrex,
Well, in that case. . . .
contrex
 
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Reply Sat 22 Feb, 2014 03:31 pm
@roger,
roger wrote:

Well, in that case. . . .


Exactly.
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neologist
 
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Reply Sat 22 Feb, 2014 04:26 pm
@contrex,
contrex wrote:
I wonder why my post above was voted down? it was strictly factuaiP, and I can see nothing wrong with it. A person who was not a coward, or who was sure of their ground, would challenge it in an open fashion.
Probably some troll. But I thumbed you back up. Hope that helps.

And I will prefer water to any flavored beverage or lite beer. If I can't have an IPA, that is.

As far as the taste of water, I look on it as an enhancer with foods. By itself, on a hot day or after a bout at the club, it tastes clean.
contrex
 
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Reply Sat 22 Feb, 2014 05:45 pm
@neologist,
neologist wrote:
I thumbed you back up. Hope that helps.

It does. Thank you. I see the coward dares not show himself.
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tontoiam
 
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Reply Fri 28 Feb, 2014 11:19 pm
@Fiona368,
Quote:
What does water taste like?


Refreshing.
 

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