Beer versus wine: An ancient quarrel

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Beer versus wine: An ancient quarrel

Post by Erik_Kowal » Tue Nov 13, 2018 7:49 pm

One for you, Bob:

An old Roman fort, part of Hadrian's Wall, used to guard a bridge across the River Tyne. The legionnaires who manned it were of two nationalities: Gauls and Germanic tribesmen. They despised one another, mostly because the Gauls drank wine and the Germans beer. The Germans accused the Gauls of stealing their stoneware beer mugs and contaminating them with wine, making them unfit for beer-drinking. So they did what they could to hide them, excavating holes among the stones lining the riverbank in which they could conceal their mugs.

In this way, they demonstrated that a niche in Tyne saves steins.

Cheers!
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Re: Beer versus wine: An ancient quarrel

Post by Ken Greenwald » Wed Nov 14, 2018 8:39 pm

Erik,

Beautiful!! :D

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Re: Beer versus wine: An ancient quarrel

Post by tony h » Wed Nov 14, 2018 10:37 pm

Excellent. May I add another>

One of my favourites was the newspaper headline (I believe of fact) when the lower ranked non-league Inverness Caledonian Thistle (Cally to their supporters) thrashed the mighty Celtic in the football league.

The headline read: "Super Cally go ballistic, Celtic were atrocious"
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Re: Beer versus wine: An ancient quarrel

Post by Bobinwales » Fri Nov 16, 2018 12:02 am

Thank you Erik. Please consider it stolen. Or under the circumstances, should I say stollen?
And Tony, it was indeed a genuine headline. Here you go/
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Signature: All those years gone to waist!
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