Tag Archives: Drinking

MUNDANE MYSTERIES: Tapping A Shot Glass On A Bar

MUNDANE MYSTERIES: Tapping A Shot Glass On A Bar

Whenever you’re drinking with friends, you may find yourself clinking all your glasses together before you all knock back some shots, sort of like a receptacle version of a high-five. And that’s pretty much the most popular theory behind the how that tradition originated. Because, while in ancient times people would just pass around a…Read More

MUNDANE MYSTERIES: Can”Hair Of The Dog” Actually Work?

MUNDANE MYSTERIES: Can”Hair Of The Dog” Actually Work?

Ever been tempted to pour some bourbon into your coffee, or a little vodka into your O.J., the morning after an alcohol-fueled night out? Basically, combating your hangover with more alcohol, better known as “hair of the dog”? Why do we call it that? And does it really work? The full phrase, “the hair of…Read More

MUNDANE MYSTERIES: How/Why We “Fall Off The Wagon”

MUNDANE MYSTERIES: How/Why We “Fall Off The Wagon”

Certain phrases don’t really need an explanation. If someone says you’re “playing with fire,” then you’re probably doing something reckless that could earn you some rough consequences. “Dropping your guard”? That’s lowering your defenses. But, what does “falling off the wagon” have to do with excessive alcohol consumption? Is it about losing your balance when…Read More