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Sat Dec 18, 2004 4:21 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: whiskies and whiskeys
Replies: 19
Views: 9470

whiskies and whiskeys

Ok, this probably should be a new topic, or maybe not one at all, but it applies to Gregg's last comment. When quoting a source (in this case, George Thorogood), should the original source always be used (John Lee Hooker, in this case) or is it alright to use a more recent source? I suppose this rea...
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Sat Dec 18, 2004 4:07 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: whiskies and whiskeys
Replies: 19
Views: 9470

whiskies and whiskeys

Sounds good to me. Cheers.
Reply from Leighton Harris (Cambridge - England)
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Sat Dec 18, 2004 3:54 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: whiskies and whiskeys
Replies: 19
Views: 9470

whiskies and whiskeys

"one Boubon, one Scotch...one Beer.."

George Thorogood...do you, think, no he wouldn't..

Thanks GM
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Sat Dec 18, 2004 3:41 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: whiskies and whiskeys
Replies: 19
Views: 9470

whiskies and whiskeys

I whole-heartedly recommend we all spend an evening drinking Scotch and Bourbon. Then maybe Ken, Erik, Dale, Robert, and Leighton can all get along again...
Reply from Jeff Freeman (Orlando, FL - U.S.A.)
by Archived Reply
Sat Dec 18, 2004 3:27 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: whiskies and whiskeys
Replies: 19
Views: 9470

whiskies and whiskeys

Not in the same glass, I hope. In the context you have given, you obviously have to choose one or the other. It is doubtful that anyone other than a real stickler would have any problem with it. A stickler might propose "We spent the evening drinking Scottish whisky and American whiskey." But this s...
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Sat Dec 18, 2004 3:14 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: whiskies and whiskeys
Replies: 19
Views: 9470

whiskies and whiskeys

Thanks "gents" for the imput, I am in fact curious to the written words rather than oral. When "Scotch" is a Whisky and "Bourbon" is a Whiskey could you say, "We spent the evening drinking Scotish and American(U.S.) Whiskies."

Gregg
Reply from Gregg MacDonald (Halifax - Canada)
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Sat Dec 18, 2004 3:01 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: whiskies and whiskeys
Replies: 19
Views: 9470

whiskies and whiskeys

Gregg, If I understand your question correctly, it would only be important to distinguish between the various countries of origin if you want a specific whiskey (whisky) when ordering a drink. If you go to a local bar in the US, and order a whiskey, you will most likely be given a glass of whatever ...
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Sat Dec 18, 2004 2:47 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: whiskies and whiskeys
Replies: 19
Views: 9470

whiskies and whiskeys

pps! I've just found a VERY detailed explanation about all the different whiskies, which gives all the origins of the word, how it came to be used,what it originally meant, and how whiskies are made, but I won't bore everyone here with a page of dates and origins and facts...just look at http://53.1...
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Sat Dec 18, 2004 2:34 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: whiskies and whiskeys
Replies: 19
Views: 9470

whiskies and whiskeys

In answer to my own question, i think you will find that this is all about American English and English English once again :-) The word in the American language is "whiskey" and in English is "whisky"...hence American brands being called "whiskey" or "whiskies". -------------------------------------...
by Archived Reply
Sat Dec 18, 2004 2:21 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: whiskies and whiskeys
Replies: 19
Views: 9470

whiskies and whiskeys

Oh...Gregg...one thought. You stress the use of the words "whiskeys" and "whiskies" in your question. You didn't make it clear if you were asking about these spellings, or about the difference between various types of whiskies, the drink! If my reply above was not what you wanted, could you explain ...
by Archived Reply
Sat Dec 18, 2004 2:07 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: whiskies and whiskeys
Replies: 19
Views: 9470

whiskies and whiskeys

Gregg, I think your question would be of vital importance to a dedicated whiskey drinker, but the distinction is not so important for the rest of us plebs, where a rum and coke or a couple of beers is the norm. Whiskey is much like wine, in the sense that there are so many regions that produce it an...
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Sat Dec 18, 2004 1:54 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: whiskies and whiskeys
Replies: 19
Views: 9470

whiskies and whiskeys

No, it's not important. But that's just a matter of opinion. You seem to be already aware of the spelling distinction, so it's not clear what your question is. Incidentally, although "Scotch" and "Scottish" are synonymous, whiskies of the Scottish variety are usually referred to as "Scotch whisky", ...
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Sat Dec 18, 2004 12:21 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: factor
Replies: 13
Views: 7250

factor

So, to sum up -- let us not forget the factor factor.
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Sat Dec 18, 2004 12:07 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: factor
Replies: 13
Views: 7250

factor

per KEN, Louis, I think you might have misinterpreted what I said. The thing that I didn’t find upsetting was the misuse or new use of ‘factor’ -------- Ken, I do not think I misunderstood you, because you just repeated yourself again whereas I got it the first time. I know I am hard to understand, ...
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Fri Dec 17, 2004 11:54 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: factor
Replies: 13
Views: 7250

factor

Louis, I think you might have misinterpreted what I said. The thing that I didn’t find upsetting was the misuse or new use of ‘factor’ (things like ‘finagle factor’ and ‘buzz factor’ don’t bother me). And that particular ‘misuse’ is just about too fine a distinction for me too grasp and even to want...