Thursday, September 13, 2007

the days of my 30 sec jug skull through a straw are over

And I thought I'd seen it all!

This is about the word "skull" used to denote quaffing back a drink. Skull is wrong. I used to think that people probably meant "scull" because drinking games are sometimes referred to as "boat races".

Now I think the word is "skoal", which is a Scandinavian word for drinking a toast.

Anyone got any other ideas? Why isn't Brewer's Dictionary of Fact & Fable online anyway?