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The typical absinthe drinker

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Is there such a thing?

 

I'm a newbie here as you can see, but it strikes me, from the posts I've read so far, that the users here seem to be very eloquent and make thoughtful comments. Does the average absinthe drinker tend to be well-educated, middle-class, more intelligent than average?

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Depends on how long they've been drinking. ;)

 

Absintheurs come from many socio-economic and educational strata. The primary reason that the level of literacy here is so high is that we enforce it.

 

WS isn't simply a recreational discussion forum, it's an educational resource.

 

In order to provide an enjoyable and meaningful experience here for our readers, we strongly encourage proper spelling and punctuation, civil discourse and tolerance for diversity, and we strongly discourage text/chat-speak (Luscious Oily Lesbians!, ROFLMFAO, r u going 2 BM ths yr?), gratuitous swearing and typing in all-caps or all lowercase letters. We forbid religious or political discussion, not the mention of the topics, but discussion of the relative merits of a given position. In other words, it's fine to mention that you're a gay republican Muslim if it happens to be in the context of a discussion, but not okay to post about how much you hate those damned libertarian Mormon bastards.

 

That said, we know how to take a joke and we frequently indulge in good-natured ribbing, rapier-like witticisms, sarcasm and rude (read: randy) remarks. Also, a good dose of self-deprecation and humility goes a long way here too.

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I think most people here are pretty smart and eloquent.

 

But as far as education, lifestyle, income, hobbies, lines of work, etc. you'll find something of everything here. Everyone who can play nice is welcome. And me too for some reason.

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(L.O.L.!, ROFLMFAO, r u going 2 BM ths yr?

 

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Edited by uglybiker

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If he's a member here I'm afraid I'll have to leave. It's not even politics; I just despise him as a human being. :)

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the users here seem to be very eloquent and make thoughtful comments. Does the average absinthe drinker tend to be well-educated, middle-class, more intelligent than average?

Someone has been drinking heavily.

 

Or, they want an "A" in Absinthe 101 in which case..."A"!

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Does the average absinthe drinker tend to be well-educated, middle-class, more intelligent than average?

 

I'm somewhere between a box of hammers and a can of paint, so what does that tell you? And man, this window tastes fabu!

 

Isn't he a reformed alcoholic? And yeah, I agree with you, he doesn't help what other countries think of you guys.

 

He's a reformed something. I just haven't figured out what. But one thing I can tell you is I just did a spit-take with my yogurt when I saw the title to the splash page on this website.

 

:laf:

Edited by precenphix

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Does the average absinthe drinker tend to be well-educated, middle-class, more intelligent than average?

 

Duz a bear s**t in the woods...burp..... :laf:

Edited by Le Loup

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I'm somewhere between a box of hammers and a can of paint, so what does that tell you?

 

Get your head out of the tool box.

 

Oh, hell. I messed up a quote again. Just call me Absomphe, Jr.

Edited by Attack Accountant

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(L.O.L.!, ROFLMFAO, r u going 2 BM ths yr?

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WM* - Th brn wl b cld. Ofrs rps t tr sts an pcs.

 

i y cn rd ts, u cn b a fmn! 2b1ask1!

 

If he's a member here I'm afraid I'll have to leave. It's not even politics; I just despise him as a human being. :)

Hey, now; that's Zman's homie you're talking about.

 

And I'd like to thank you all for participating in this vivid demonstration of the types of political posts we don't make here. ;)

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Hey, now; that's Zman's homie you're talking about.

Hey, I won't get pissed if someone says they think Dave Mustaine is a shitty person, and he's one of my heroes. :)

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I thought of this question myself a couple of times.

 

I'm halfway through a bachelor degree in library & information science (wich isn't considered THAT well-educated).

I have worked at a sawmill most of my life (I'm young still, but anyway), so half my life I've been classed lower middleclass.

I'm a member of mensa (not bragging, just pointing out I have high measureable IQ, but completely stupid otherwise).

 

"High intelligence" is just a matter of how you use your words.

You can be dumb as a duck, but [put obvious fact here].

 

 

The thing with absinthe, counter to wine is that I sense a bigger difference in taste. It's a hobby like any other.

With wine, as far as I'm concerned it's hard to get a botttle of bad commercial wine. (I live in sweden, so we have a supervised market, but still)

With absinth, I feel there's a more explicit range of taste between brands.

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although I am arguably articulate (almost argumentatively so), I ain't too educated; I'm just a curious guy who can't stop asking questions. I may have a high IQ, but it hasn't made me rich. 

 

do what thou wilt with that. B)

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As I have said before (probably here, even), some of the smartest people I know do not have a formal education and some of the dumbest people I know have doctorate degrees. Education is good and indicates a goal achieved but it's not the benchmark in judging a person's worth.

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I was speaking to someone a couple years ago about college education. I was telling him how a friend of mine with a computer science degree from Samford University couldn't get him a better job than working in a mailroom. The person with whom I was conversing was soon to graduate from Samford and he was very shocked. He proceeded to ask if my friend had jumped through various hoops; mostly ass-kissing exercises with absolutely nothing to do with his degree at all, and only with tertiary relevance to the university. I said my friend hadn't done any of that bullshit, and he said, "Oh, well that's why. Your degree means nothing unless you know the right people. I'm making sure I know them all."

 

This is why I hate college. The concept of going off to better yourself and become a more complete person has been completely ditched in order to place all focus on training for jobs, and even that is usually done extremely badly.

 

Oh, and I dropped out after two years because they were phasing out my major. Why? In 10 years of providing the commercial music program, nobody who graduated with that degree got a job in that field. My theory/ major instrument professor actually told me I was better off dropping out if I weren't going to switch over to nursing or something. Furthermore, they started stripping down the music department completely and firing professors left and right. If you have to make cuts, just get rid of the performing arts.

 

I consider my high school (Mississippi School for Mathematics and Science) to be significantly more prestigious than my college. That's a diploma I'm proud of.

 

Sorry. Ranting.

Edited by peridot

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I've always felt like a generalist in a specialist society. I know a great mechanic who knows next to nothing about computers. I don't feel that that makes him a dummy or less than anyone else.

 

With absinth, I feel there's a more explicit range of taste between brands.

 

& yet those who make good absinthe, all adhere to the same standards and produce distinctly different spirits. I suppose though that the same can be said for other things as well, but that's part of the beauty of absinthe to me. Change the base, add some herbs, it's the distiller's signature.

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