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Posted on 02-22-18 07:41:24 PM Link | Quote
Come here if you wanna party or if you wanna drink the night away! Buy my beer and drink underage!

You can ask me for any alcoholic drinks or suggest one to me!
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Posted on 02-22-18 07:48:10 PM Link | Quote
I don't think promoting under-age drinking might be the best of ideas! :p
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Posted on 02-22-18 07:52:05 PM Link | Quote
Would a tequila change your mind?
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Posted on 02-22-18 07:59:24 PM Link | Quote
It wouldn't!

I only drink like, specific brand cider but mostly just soda and stuff, hehe.
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Posted on 02-23-18 02:55:04 PM Link | Quote
uhmmm call me old-fashioned but i dont think underage drinking is a good idea or something to make light of, a lot of adults already struggle enough with it as it is! ive known girls who struggle with drinking below the age of 21 and it can be quite disastrous. i hope you are underage yourself if youre making a joke out of it, because an adult encouraging kids to drink underage would be just plain creepy.
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Posted on 02-23-18 02:58:15 PM Link | Quote
is this thread advocating illegal activity? πŸ€”
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Posted on 02-23-18 04:10:59 PM Link | Quote
Ah yeah, I'm continually shocked that "underage" in the US is different to Australia. Here you can drink once you're 18. I think that's a good age for it.

As for underage drinking itself, I did a bit, but generally I think it's not great in most situations. Especially as it's almost always binge drinking. Kind of OK with the underage drinking that's done with parental supervision (like a small glass of wine with dinner sometimes, or an occasional celebratory champagne at very special occasions). There's some evidence to show that kids that are taught to respect alcohol (as opposed to strict abstinence) are less likely to binge drink or drink to excess.

Pretty much all the underage drinking that's done without parental supervision is very much of the excess variety.
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Posted on 02-23-18 05:09:00 PM Link | Quote
I do not necessarily disagree with the US's requirement of being 21 years to drink, but I find it is a very strange stance, given that it is 18 to smoke, 16 (or less) to drive, and 18 to vote.
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Posted on 02-23-18 05:25:34 PM (last edited by Tarale at 02-23-18 05:26:10 PM) Link | Quote
See, I think you should be able to drink once you can vote, because you need an anxiety beverage on election night.

And then, depending on outcome, a celebration beverage, or a commiseration beverage.
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Posted on 02-23-18 05:30:48 PM Link | Quote
The original thread was bad, but the current discussion is okay, so this is now The Drinking Thread.
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Posted on 02-23-18 06:00:55 PM Link | Quote
I think Sweden has a pretty good idea albeit with issues when it comes to legal drinking age.

At 18 you're allowed to drink, but you're not allowed to buy and own alcohol. So that means any alcohol you drink has to be served by someone else. So a friend can treat you to a beer, or you can order a beer at a bar or a restaurant.

At 20 you're actually allowed to buy alcohol for yourself, but even then, the only store allowed to sell alcohol (with the exception of very weak beers and similar) is the government-operated "Systembolaget" which isn't open nearly as long as any other store. During sundays it is actually completely closed.


It has some good things to it, the fact that you get a kind of "trial" period before you're let loose to do whatever you want ensures that you're gonna be in the hands of adult supervision whenever you drink (assuming the laws are followed that is).


On the other hand, actually paying a friend to pour you a beer is illegal, and this combined with the limited time Systemet is open (in addition to how expensive it is) makes the black market surprisingly big for a legal substance.


And there you go, some thoughts on the Swedish legal age and policies regarding alcohol.
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Posted on 02-23-18 11:13:48 PM Link | Quote
i think the legal age of drinking while supervised makes sense for 18, whereas 21 would be a good age to do it unsupervised. the girls i referred to in my previous post had just turned 14 and their parents were present but negligent. they drank straight vodka, one girl had to go home because she was so ill. i see it a lot but seeing it in person in a familiar household was shocking.

its not enough that the laws are there anyways if the culture/education on these subjects is bad. i had no interest in drinking for a long time but that really put me off from it, im on of the only people i know who actually waited til i was 21 to drink.

slightly off-tangent but if anything i would raise the age of consent here though, to protect from statutory rape not shame people who are underage partaking in it. i think its not acceptable that teenage stripping/pornography is a thing also.. ive met girls afflicted by this one too.

still side-eyeing OP cause seriously hope theyre not an adult promoting underage drinking.. >___> gonna be a bit upset if i find out to the contrary.
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Posted on 02-23-18 11:30:54 PM Link | Quote
The biggest issue with how Sweden run things is that there can be no specialist stores for anything liquor. I don't mind myself since, as stated earlier, I barely drink. But I can see how that would suck for people who want something fancier or a very wide selection.

Likewise..., lots of swedes just travel to germany and buys in loads and take back home, so, idk.
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Posted on 02-24-18 01:00:53 AM Link | Quote
It's 18 or 19 depending on province here. 19 in my province.

I bought a 750mL of Canadian whisky tonight. Fairly local stuff too. I have not yet opened it but it's cork-plugged and that is all kinds of neat.
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Posted on 02-24-18 04:38:17 AM (last edited by Kazinsal at 02-24-18 04:39:10 AM) Link | Quote
I have now opened that whisky.

It's a solid rye with a bit of an apple aftertaste to it. Kind of Granny Smith esque. 92 proof, aged eight years. It certainly has an unabashed spice to it, reminiscent of a dark spiced rum. It's plenty good for sipping, and I imagine it'll be good as a mixing whisky as well. Possibly something to augment my usual rum and coke.

Gibson's Finest Bold. Turns out I was wrong, it's actually from Ontario. I was thinking of a different distillery that's *in* Gibsons, BC.
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Posted on 02-24-18 05:55:02 AM Link | Quote
It's legal to drink from 18 in Czechia but many of my classmates were easily drinking earlier. Personally I avoided drinking for a long time. Considered it a waste of money and also feared the idea of having no control over my actions. I started drinking for fun last year (at age 22). I enjoy alcohol and its effects in good company where I can be myself. Generally I don't want to drink in a public place such as a bar, I just get bored and uncomfortable. But a room party can be nice.

I don't like beer, so I usually drink ciders or cocktaily stuff.

I've never had a hangover.
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Posted on 02-25-18 11:52:15 PM Link | Quote
Originally posted by Tarale
See, I think you should be able to drink once you can vote, because you need an anxiety beverage on election night.

And then, depending on outcome, a celebration beverage, or a commiseration beverage.

I don't know about that; the way I felt after the 2016 elections here, any amount of drinking would have probably ended very badly. I already felt sick enough as it was.


I haven't actually had any real drinks in a long time, at least 8 or 9 years. The most I'll go for these days is a yearly Mike's Hard Lemonade, which isn't even enough to get buzzed, but even then I haven't touched that stuff in two years.
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Posted on 02-26-18 02:36:07 AM Link | Quote
i drank briefly in like 2013 and very regularly for about two months. it wasn't a very happy time.

i haven't had a drop since december of that year and i'm probably not going to again in my life; my girlfriend has alcohol-related PTSD and the occasional dumb buzz isn't worth risking triggering her PTSD/upsetting her. i'd also really rather not overindulge or make it a habit.

i mostly don't have very many positive feelings towards alcohol as a result of both my and my girlfriend's experiences with it. i wouldn't be too upset if it were made totally illegal, tbh, but we tried that once and it didn't go well, so...
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Posted on 02-26-18 02:43:24 AM Link | Quote
There was a time I wanted to try and had a sip of it, thought it was okay. Then...things happened.

Now, I don't have a very positive look on it, either. It completely fucked up my uncle's life, along with painkiller abuse which greatly contributed in him to pass away in his mid-50s. Last January would've been his 60th birthday. A former neighbor I'm worried may not make it to 60 either due to alcohol abuse, and last Sunday, my dad's friend from college/university died from

My apologies for causing this thread to take a dark turn. But yeah, I'm not a fan of alcohol.
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Posted on 02-26-18 04:16:13 AM (last edited by setz at 02-26-18 04:16:40 AM) Link | Quote
On underage drinking: I mean I started drinking when I was 13, but it was easier to get drugs than booze, so I mostly did that. Now that I'm old I'd still never buy or give a kiddo a drink because of the hefty penalty.

On drinking: it's my favorite hobby.

I'm a huge fan of apple juice and vodka
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