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May 28, 2003

Wee Drink

The SMH now has a section for "silly stories" (most of them fall into the urban legend category). This particular item is about a maid tampering with the drinking water. The instant I saw the headline I was recalling the Terry Pratchett comments on how the wealthy labelled their drinks Nig, Yeksihw, Nobruob so that the servents wouldn't know what was in them. He pointed out in a footnote to a footnote that in fact this didn't stop the employees from topping up the Yeksihw with Enirue.

Posted by Peskie at May 28, 2003 12:00 PM