Well, what needs to be said on this subject? Perhaps some quotes...

"Alcohols contain one or more hydroxyl groups (-OH) joined to a grouping of carbon and hydrogen only (but not to a benzene ring)."

- Arthur Atkinson (Modern Organic Chemistry)

"Alcohol, n. (Arabic al kohl, a paint for the eyes.) The essential principle of all such liquids as give a man a black eye."

- Ambrose Bierce

"O beer! O Hodgson, Guinness, Allsopp, Bass! Names that should be on every infant's tongue"

-C. S. Calverley

"Freedom and Whisky gang thegither!"

-Robert Burns

"Fill every glass, for wine inspires us,
And fires us,
With courage, love and joy.
Women and wine should life employ.
Is there ought else on earth desirous?"

-John Gay

"Noah, who was a farmer, was the first man to plant a vine yard. After he drank some of the wine, he became drunk, took off his clothes, and lay naked in his tent."

-Genesis, chapter 9 verses 20 & 21,
Good News Bible

"Let schoolmasters puzzle their brain,
With Grammar, and nonsense and learning
Good liquor, I stoutly maintain
Gives genius a better discerning"

-Oliver Goldsmith

"For a quart of ale is a dish for a king."

-William Shakespeare
The Winters Tale

"Now I'm sitting here,
Sipping up my ice cold beer,
Lazing on my sunny afternoon"

-Ray Davies


-The Bayeux Tapestry

"Man, being reasonable, must get drunk;
The best of life is but intoxication."

-Lord Byron

"Have some Madeira, m'dear!"

-Michael Flanders and Donald Swann

"Beer, beer, glorious beer,
Fill yourself right up to here."

-Harry Anderson

"Beer drinking don't do half the harm of love making."

-Eden Philpotts

"For years I have been brewing, it always was tax free,
Thought it wasn't really legal 'till the year of '63."

-Ken Shales
(The Ballad of Boozledon)

"[2 x 64] = 124"

-Ian Jackson (when drunk)

"What's 64 x 128?"

-Timothy Democratis (when actually drunk)


-SP & DE (When very drunk)