Tag Archives: alcohol


Drinking Alcohol to kill Corona

Main Piece: One myth I heard about coronavirus is that tequila or any hard alcohol kills the virus. This is something I’ve heard not just about the virus but when you’re sick in general. It’s based on the fact that alcohol is normally a sanitizing agent so drinking alcohol would sanitize your body. The joke would… Continue Reading »

So-Maek

Main Piece: Original script: 소맥 Phonetic (Roman) script: somaek Transliteration: (Acronym) Soju and Maekju Full Translation: Soju and Beer The following is transcribed from a conversation between the interviewer and the informant. Informant: Koreans love drinking and there are a bunch of drinking games and traditions, but I think the most commonly known one is… Continue Reading »

Liquor before beer and you’re in the clear – American Drinking Proverb

Main Piece: “Liquor before beer and you’re in the clear, beer before liquor never been sicker.” Context and Analysis: My informant is a 19-year-old male. The informant claims he first heard this proverb when he was in ninth grade. It was one of the first times he was consuming alcohol and was not paying attention to… Continue Reading »