On 25 Apr, 2005, at 21:27, Sean O Sullivan wrote:
> Bryan O'Donoghue wrote:
>>> fuzzix wrote:
>>>>> Bryan O'Donoghue wrote:
>>>>>>> It's probably a little sad, that a glass which is black, with a bit
>>>> of white at the top ... imediately counjours up images of Ireland.
>>>>>>>> typedef : wondering, "won't someone please think of the children ?"
>>>>>> Yeah, a decent pint is a terrible thing to be known for - much
>>> preferable we be renowned for our representatives being in
>>> pocket and a vast majority of the population harbouring racist
>>>> Uh huh... I take your point. Then again, in this country, binge
>> drinking is a *serious* problem. We all know this... yet generally as
>> a society choose to ignore it.... and continue to ignore it...
>> binge drinking ... always found that amusing ... especially the
> statistics... on how often/how many people do it ...
> A drinking binge is 5 drinks or more (possibly 4 ..airing on side of
> caution however).
> So - heading to pub for 5 drinks is counted as drinking binge ?
>> In that case, it could be said ILUG supports/endorses drinking binges
> by going to the pub for a few pints at times :)
Yes, that is indeed binge drinking. And it does happen here quick
As an American now living in Ireland for over a half year now (and who
is here until further notice), I feel like I've been here enough to
have a viewpoint on this.
I do have to say that I didn't realize just how pub-centric Ireland is
today. I have quickly learned how much gets done in a pub, regardless
of how much beer is being consumed. This is fine for me, as I am an
extrovert who is quite at home in a pub, but that certainly is not an
environment for everyone.
I must say though, even though I have attended two of the previously
voted "#1 party University in the U.S." and I lived in the Netherlands
for two years (where I enjoyed many a Belgian beer), I have never seen
so many people consume so much alcohol so consistently.
Joe (whose favorite pub is the Porterhouse)
Joseph R. Kiniry
Dept. of Computer Science, University College Dublin
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