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Folklore: Did folk use napkins, coasters or none?

*#1 PEASANT* 01 Mar 10 - 07:42 AM
Murray MacLeod 01 Mar 10 - 07:44 AM
*#1 PEASANT* 01 Mar 10 - 08:05 AM
GUEST,Spleen Cringe 01 Mar 10 - 09:25 AM
Mr Red 01 Mar 10 - 09:34 AM
GUEST,Spleen Cringe 01 Mar 10 - 09:52 AM
doc.tom 01 Mar 10 - 12:12 PM
*#1 PEASANT* 13 Mar 10 - 09:42 PM
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Subject: Folklore: Did folk use napkins, coasters or none?
From: *#1 PEASANT*
Date: 01 Mar 10 - 07:42 AM

When in the pub of old did the folk use napkins, nothing at all or coasters under their drinking vessles to protect the furniture.

Is it proper to put something under your glass or is this just another aspected of idiot politicall correctitude that we suffer.

Does music sound better at a table which is wet? Does the coaster ruin accoustics?

Conrad


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Subject: RE: Folklore: Did folk use napkins, coasters or none?
From: Murray MacLeod
Date: 01 Mar 10 - 07:44 AM

a vital and pertinent question ...


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Subject: RE: Folklore: Did folk use napkins, coasters or none?
From: *#1 PEASANT*
Date: 01 Mar 10 - 08:05 AM

I believe that soft squishy things under drinks probably distort the sound


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Subject: RE: Folklore: Did folk use napkins, coasters or none?
From: GUEST,Spleen Cringe
Date: 01 Mar 10 - 09:25 AM

"idiot politicall correctitude"... huh?

As a slightly anoraky teenager in the 1970s I had a huge collection of beermats. This was well before a certain type of commentator had even dreamt up the somewhat perjorative term "political correctness". They're to stand yer glass on to soak up the spillage (beermats, not commentators. Although...). It means when you raise the glass from table to mouth you don't get a beer-splattered crotch.

Next question!


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Subject: RE: Folklore: Did folk use napkins, coasters or none?
From: Mr Red
Date: 01 Mar 10 - 09:34 AM

you don't get a beer-splattered crotch
unless the beermat was so soaked/unabsrobant it got lifted by suction and then dropped in your nether regions. Not all beermats were as absorbant as you would want, the printing had to be on quality paper not pressed pulp to show the detail required by the marketing guys. The usual triumph of "form over function" so beloved of speedy ad guys.


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Subject: RE: Folklore: Did folk use napkins, coasters or none?
From: GUEST,Spleen Cringe
Date: 01 Mar 10 - 09:52 AM

Fair point, Mr Red. Booooo to the purely decorative beermat.


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Subject: RE: Folklore: Did folk use napkins, coasters or none?
From: doc.tom
Date: 01 Mar 10 - 12:12 PM

A.J.Coles sent Jan Stewer up to dinner at the big house and Jan discovered why they cloth things was called serve-'ee-rights when he dropped one, bent over to pick'n up and by the time he got up again the waiter'd took away his zoup - serve-'ee-right, too!
TomB


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Subject: RE: Folklore: Did folk use napkins, coasters or none?
From: *#1 PEASANT*
Date: 13 Mar 10 - 09:42 PM

I find fewer beer mats these days. I really dont like the ones with printing on both sides. I used to write alternative song lyrics on them years back


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