Friday, August 24, 2007

gone fishin.... *edit*


Gone Fishin

yeah so i dont usually blog to hoard on teh weekends anyway but im really gonna not blog this weekend. although i will be leaving gotham and hangin out a lil bit im gonna make this trip as much of a working weekend as possible. ill probably see the simpsons and i will probably not see superbad, and i wanna see it super bad. guess i gotta save that for nyc :/ :) :?

im gonna switch my verizon phone off this weekend too but ill still have the 227 number so dont feel left out, jsut no more 328 number. ill inform those who need to know when i do, its not like yall call 328 anyway, well a few ppl do but i think they do that jsut cus its programmed into their phones, whatever.

okay im starting to talk about nothing...

but i want to leave you all with a question that i will keep asking until somebody answers, why are cocktails called cocktails? i mean i know the tail means after like when police tail a person they are chasing after them but whats the cock about? chicken? manly bits?* cocktails are after dinner drinks by definition right? so was somebody eating chicken when they coined this phrase? its all so confusing

im goin away now.. l8r

*yes im very british today, thank you guvnuh!

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remember i linked this photo? a guy is standing directly infront of me and he looks JUST like this guy. yellow shirt and all. no coffee IV tho. this is inSANE and i can barely stifle my laughter.



17 comments:

Sandy said...
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aeon? said...
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aeon? said...

It is believed that the term "cocktail" was first used in the village of Elmsford in Weschester County, New York after a local bar ran out of stirrers and resorted to use a cock's tail feathers to stir the drink.

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ayo, you been deletin alotta comments lately. somebody haterating in this bloggerie?

Donald Williams said...

NIGGA IONT PLAY NO GAMES!

WHAT

Sandy said...
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Donald Williams said...

NIGGAS TRYNA BE FUNNY NOW
ILL DELETE THE BLOG
KEEP PLAYIN

Anonymous said...

Lots of BIG talk going on around here...

YdS

Sandy said...

was gonna say what Aeon said. But he said it already.

Cocks' Tail.

ho hum. beaten to the punch.

Go enjoy your weekend. The internets will be here when you get back.

drea said...

'ello, guvnah!

have a nice weekend.

Anonymous said...

ok if you have that thought....
where the hell did "cockpit" come from?
im not tryin to sit there...no homo!

Donald Williams said...

i think we need to figure out the cock term moreso than the pit or the tail, the pit and tail make sense but why cock?

WHY COCK?

Anonymous said...

maybe the people who thought of cocktail and cockpit..were lacking in the "man" (no homo) area....that this was just an extension or the lack there of....

and yeah WHY COCK?

Donald Williams said...

i think it has something to do with bird, bird of the sky?

hell if i know

american langauge is so interesting

leeena! said...

I almost choked on the Nutter Butter I was eating, laughing at your having seen a dude who looks like that coffee fiend. lol, you shoulda took his picture on the sly!

exclusivelyexclusive said...

There are a million stores about the origin of this word, but here are the two most credible theories:

Supposedly, bartenders used to drain the dregs off all the barrels and mix them together, serving the resultant muddle at a reduced price. "Cock" was another name for spigot, and "tailings" is the last bit of alcohol, so this drink was called "cock-tailings," quickly shortened to "cocktail." A similar theory claims that leftover liquors from drinks served were dumped into a ceramic container shaped like a rooster, and you could get cheap drinks from a tap set in the tail of the rooster; hence these drinks were called "cock's tail."

A popular story with mixologists is that in New Orleans, an apothecary named Peychaud (of bitters fame) occasionally served his guests a mix of brandy, sugar, water and bitters in an egg-cup. The drink eventually acquired the name of the egg-cup--"cocquetier" in French--which his guests shortened to "cocktay" and then "cocktail." The French word "Coquetel" may also have had something to do with "cocktail"; it was the name of a mixed drink from Bordeaux served to French officers during the American Revolution.

Donald Williams said...

leena! you shoulda saw it. he had on mandals and his feet looked like chicken/birdfeet. literally it was so effing disgusting nad he kept gathering that thick white I NEED WATER spit on the corners of his mouth. it was sooooooooo gross

Anonymous said...

exclusivelyexclusive knows it all.

and this string of comments is wonderful.

YdS