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Liquor before beer…

Main Piece: The following is transcribed from a conversation between the informant and the interviewer. Interviewer: So I’m pretty sure you’ve heard this term before, but I wanna get your understanding of what it means if that’s good… the saying I’m talking about is,”Liquor before beer, you’re in the clear, beer before liquor, you’ve never… 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 »

Beer before, liquor never sicker. Liquor before beer, you’re in the clear.

Liquor before beer you’re in the clear. Beer before liquor never sicker. My informant stated that he learned this lesson the wrong way. He stated that one night in high school he was doing multiple beer bongs and then took shots of liquor after. He stated that by the end of the night he was… Continue Reading »