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It has been 100 years since the Prohibition Amendment took effect so to honor the date, the Chicago Tribune's editorial was the same one they wrote 100 years ago. I found the writing style so interesting, as compared to today. Do you agree? (Let me know if you can't access it and I'll copy and paste it.)
 
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Certainly interesting but I can't really compare it to today as the US newspaper style is already very different to the UK style - especially in editorials. Come to that the editorial style varies enormously across the publications in the UK.

But, regardless, I shall pop out and celebrate the centenary with a few beers tonight as I am, for the moment, in a town where I can actually get decent beer.
 
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Here's an interesting take on booze consumption/prohibition in Russia under Gorbachev: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3818525/ Unlike there, our government didn't collapse as a result of prohibition, but there are comparisons.
 
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Very interesting and scholarly article, Geoff.

Bob, while I get that our writing styles between countries are different, I am surprised that you didn't notice such a difference in the writing of that editorial. It seems flowery and almost pretentious.
 
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It seems flowery and almost pretentious.

As indeed did the several bottles of Kentucky IPA that I began the evening with.
 
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Kentucky IPA in China? Wow, that surprises me.
 
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Maybe they make it in China but stick a US name on it? Go to a Harbor Freight tool store and you'll see all of their power tools bearing a brand such as "Pittsburgh, "Portland," etc. Here's an example: https://www.harborfreight.com/...E5NzQifQ%3D%3D%0D%0A
 
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Originally posted by Geoff:
Maybe they make it in China but stick a US name on it?


It's quite possible but the Chinese label on it is stuck over the one in English so I suspect it's imported. The restaurant's range of beers from Tennents brewery in Scotland is certainly all imported.
 
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