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    Re: Sad Manhattans

    Quote Originally Posted by callmeox View Post
    Focus groups agreed that "Bourbon, Straight" sounded much better than "Just Bourbon in a Glass".


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    When I read that title, I emphasize the pause, like I am ordering.

    "I will take a bourbon..... straight." Then if I get the weird look I can say "Just bourbon in a glass."
    Hope is subversive, for it limits the grandiose pretensions of the present by calling into existence the possibility of something better.

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    Re: Sad Manhattans

    "Straight" or "straight up" usually refers to a mixed drink of some sort that is chilled but served without ice. My use of "Bourbon, straight," was meant as a play on Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey, but with the "straight talk" double meaning.

    "Whiskey in a glass" is more reliably ordered as "neat." If that order produces a blank look, I say, "just whiskey in a glass."

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    Re: Sad Manhattans

    Does a "shot of whiskey" imply anything other that neat?
    Mike
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    Re: Sad Manhattans

    Quote Originally Posted by ILLfarmboy View Post
    That makes perfect sense, Attila.

    If I wasn't lazy about It. I have a copy of the OED around here somewhere. The one that has nine pages micrograpgicaly reduced and printed on a single page. You use a dome magnifying glass to read it. I wonder if there is an entry for "straight up" and a citation of its first known use in print.
    I tried to help Brad, but I don't have an on-line subscrption to the OED. A Google search led to numerous links to Paula Abdul, which led me to my bar for some Lot B, which led me to lose further interest.

    I believe it is some sort of primal defense mechanism....
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    Re: Sad Manhattans

    Quote Originally Posted by shyster512 View Post
    Does a "shot of whiskey" imply anything other that neat?
    It implies that you want it served in a shot glass, which I usually don't like.

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    Re: Sad Manhattans

    Quote Originally Posted by cowdery View Post
    "Straight" or "straight up" usually refers to a mixed drink of some sort that is chilled but served without ice. My use of "Bourbon, straight," was meant as a play on Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey, but with the "straight talk" double meaning"
    And all this time I thought the book meant Bourbon, Not Gay

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    Some people see the glass as half empty, others half full,I prefer to drink straight from the bottle

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    Re: Sad Manhattans

    Not that there's anything wrong with that.

 

 

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