Tag Archives: drinking culture


Fighter Pilot Bar Rules – An Air Force Tradition

Context: The informant, GW, is my father. He was a fighter pilot in the United States Air Force during the late 1980s/early 1990s and participated in operation Desert Storm. I have heard him tell many stories from his time in the Air Force throughout my childhood, so I asked him to tell me some of… Continue Reading »

Fighter Pilot Naming Ceremonies and Traditions

Context: The informant, GW, is my father. He was a fighter pilot in the United States Air Force during the late 1980s/early 1990s and participated in operation Desert Storm. I have heard him tell many stories from his time in the Air Force throughout my childhood, so I asked him to tell me some of… 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 »