Trisha Lynn (trishalynn) wrote in metaquotes,
Trisha Lynn

On why dating Brits is a good thing when it comes to quizzes

Thanks to a change in the schedule, ljdq quiz results are posted on Monday, new questions on Tuesday. Clearly, this scheme was hatched while drinking too much of the item in this week's theme:

5. Which evergreen berries are used as a diuretic, a food flavoring, and a key ingredient in gin?

"Mmmm, Juniper! God, I know way too much about gin. This, ladies and gentlemen, is what comes of dating a Brit for far too long. Do you know why tonic has quinine in it? It's because it's the only way the British gov't could guarantee that their military personnel stationed in India would take their anti-malarial meds during their 19th-century occupation of that country. The soldiers wouldn't take their pills, but damn if they were going to go without their gin and tonics in the jungle!"</a>


...and knowing is half the battle.
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