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Re: CHAT: Water and wine (was: Corpses)

From:Isidora Zamora <isidora@...>
Date:Tuesday, November 11, 2003, 1:04
At 04:56 PM 11/10/03 -0500, you wrote:
>Isidora Zamora scripsit: > > > Once again, thank you for enlightening me. Now that you have roughly > > translated it, I can roughly understand the German text. It's very clever. > >In Classical times, both Greeks and Romans considered people who drank >unmixed wine to be incipient alcoholics, but drinking water without some >alcohol to reduce the number of harmful bacteria was very dangerous. >The emperor Nero's formal name was Tiberius Claudius Nero, but he was >(very quietly) known as Biberius Caldius Mero = "drinker hot with unmixed >[wine]". "Caldius" is a metathesis of "calidus".
ROTFLOL Thank you for sharing the joke. Isidora