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Would you buy and drink from a Shelf Turd?

 
 
Reply Wed 11 Jan, 2023 02:17 pm
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A shelf turd is a bottle that usually sets on an unreachable shelf or inside a glass display case in your local liquor store that never gets purchased.

Proceed With Caution: Identifying and Avoiding Shelf Turds

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In All Its Hypelessness, the “Shelf Turd” Abides
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jcboy
 
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Reply Wed 11 Jan, 2023 02:23 pm
@tsarstepan,
Probably not, if I have a cocktail it's Grey Goose Vodka, I had a dirty goose martini last night. Razz
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Mame
 
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Reply Wed 11 Jan, 2023 02:41 pm
@tsarstepan,
Wow, what an informative article! I don't drink hard alcohol so all of this was new to me. My husband, however, is a rye and bourbon drinker, so I've sent it along to him.
hightor
 
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Reply Wed 11 Jan, 2023 02:43 pm
@tsarstepan,
As a bourbon aficionado (in other words, a drunk) I've viewed pictures of people's prized liquor cabinets which are all filled with shelf turds, none of which are ever consumed. Years ago I chased premium bottles for a little while and decided that I was happier buying (and drinking) a 1.75 liter handle of Wild Turkey.
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tsarstepan
 
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Reply Wed 11 Jan, 2023 02:59 pm
@Mame,
Mame wrote:

Wow, what an informative article! I don't drink hard alcohol so all of this was new to me. My husband, however, is a rye and bourbon drinker, so I've sent it along to him.

It was new to me to until I stumbled onto the second article with the catchy/clickbait title. I definitely don't have the money or the taste sensibilities to buy and appreciate the overly priced bottles of booze.
Mame
 
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Reply Wed 11 Jan, 2023 03:12 pm
@tsarstepan,
It got me investigating Canadian whisky and distillers. Turns out there are even some in my town that offer tours so I'm booking one for the two of us. Cool idea.
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izzythepush
 
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Reply Wed 11 Jan, 2023 03:14 pm
I'm lucky to find an off licence that sells Calvados.

Those that do don't have a lot of choice.
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Wed 11 Jan, 2023 03:18 pm
@izzythepush,
izzythepush wrote:

I'm lucky to find an off licence that sells Calvados.

Had to Google off licence. That apparently translates to ... liquor store. Cool
Mame
 
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Reply Wed 11 Jan, 2023 03:32 pm
@tsarstepan,
lol It's a wonder we can understand him at all, isn't it? Smile
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izzythepush
 
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Reply Wed 11 Jan, 2023 03:56 pm
@tsarstepan,
Thanks for saving me the bother of googling liquor store.

An off licence is a licence to sell alcohol to be consumed off the premises, as opposed to a full licence like a pub or a restaurant where you can consume it on (or off,) the premises.

Lots of pubs do off sales. You can buy some cans to take home, (in some places after time.)
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izzythepush
 
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Reply Wed 11 Jan, 2023 04:00 pm
@tsarstepan,
I'm going to use this as an opportunity to talk about the difference between slang and vernacular.

Off licence is British vernacular, like pavement or curtains.

Those are not slang terms, any more than liquor store, sidewalk and drapes are slang.

The other day I called Lash a dinlo, now that's slang.
izzythepush
 
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Reply Wed 11 Jan, 2023 04:13 pm
I live just down the road from Somerset, home of apple brandy.

And as much as I love Somerset I have to say their apple brandy isn't a patch on Calvados.

I wish it wasn't so.
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Mame
 
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Reply Wed 11 Jan, 2023 04:21 pm
@izzythepush,
Had to look up dinlo Smile My favourite slang is lager lout. Give me some others, please.
izzythepush
 
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Reply Wed 11 Jan, 2023 04:25 pm
@Mame,
Pillock was popular when I was growing up as a kid in Kent.

Numpty has slipped into usage recently, but I don't use it as it's Scots.

My favourite is wazzock.

All of these are insults.
izzythepush
 
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Reply Wed 11 Jan, 2023 04:30 pm
@Mame,
See if you have any luck with Oz

Mame
 
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Reply Wed 11 Jan, 2023 04:36 pm
@izzythepush,
I know the first two, likely from watching a lot of British telly and reading British books all my life. Plus, our family is from England and Scotland so lots of the lingo survived. Had to look up wazzock. Just looking at a British slang website, quite a few are used here. Lots of Brits in Canada.
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Mame
 
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Reply Wed 11 Jan, 2023 04:40 pm
@izzythepush,
That wasn't too bad. But sometimes, whoa - can't understand a thing.
izzythepush
 
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Reply Wed 11 Jan, 2023 04:45 pm
@Mame,
A lot of people over here have problems with the Geordie accent.

I lived in Newcastle for three years so I'm not one of them.

This is Victor having problems.

Mame
 
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Reply Wed 11 Jan, 2023 04:54 pm
@izzythepush,
I met a guy with a Geordie accent once who also spoke very quietly. After straining to understand him for about 10 minutes, I gave up and asked others for translations.

I understood them quite easily. Don't know how it was different from the chap I was talking about but I really didn't get a word he was saying.
izzythepush
 
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Reply Wed 11 Jan, 2023 05:14 pm
@Mame,
It's the Danelaw in extremis. Originally English was two languages Norse and Anglo Saxon along the Danelaw. The two languages merged with the Southern dialects gaining dominance.

Newcastle is almost in Scotland, the English is more like Norse than the rest of the country. There are tales of Geordie (and Yorkshire) fishermen meeting Norwegian fishermen in the North Sea and being able to talk to each other despite neither side knowing the others language.
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