Beer and boys - ewww!

Great Aunt Tiggylina Butternut-Mynge and her Temperance Society chums eagerly await World War I.

7. Teetotal

The superhuman ability to abstain from all alcoholic beverages.

I tried being teetotal once. I went to a bar and drank only tomato juice. I drank so much I spent the rest of the night vomiting bright red fountains of spaghetti sauce. Even worse, I was sober enough to remember it.

Kids, just say NO to vegetable-based liquid refreshments.



6 Responses to “Tiggy’s Word Of The Day – Teetotal”

Sorry to hear of what happened to you, but
it never happened to me that way. I’ve never had any allergy against any vegetable liquids.

Ha! I love that sign. In fact, I can think of a few words to switch out with “alcohol”. Tee heee.

Thanks for joining my “ends” discussion at BC!

LOL – sounds like a horrible night! And I don’t think it’s alcohol that stopping those women from being kissed. Just sayin’ 🙂

And now you see why so many red-blooded Englishmen left Blighty to built the Empire (in very far-off lands).

So that’s chocolate cake and tomato juice off my shopping list…

Tomato juice is nasty, and “teetotal” is a hilarious word. How did they come up with that? It has nothing to do with abstincence. Tee? Total? “Undrinker” makes more sense.

Just for you JD, I looked up the word on that source of reiable information Wikipedia…

“…attributes the word to Dicky Turner, a member of the society, who had a stammer, and in a speech said that nothing would do but “tee-tee-total abstinence”.

Maybe Dicky was just du-du-drunk.

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