December 20, 2014

"What's your drinking nationality?"

The booze calculator.

(I'm Equatorial Guinea!)

31 comments:

Phil 3:14 said...

and apropos my last comment (on another thread) I'm:

Vietnam

BDNYC said...

Oh. I was hoping it would say something more meaningful about my drinking habits. It would be interesting if it asked which days of the week you drink, what time of day, if you're a beer drinker whether you like lager or IPA or stout, etc. Volume of alcohol doesn't say much.

I got Zambia or Namibia, can't remember which.

Curious George said...

Nambia. Where ever that is.

Sean Gleeson said...

I got Chad. I agree with BDNYC; this quiz was very weak.

missred said...

You drink like you're from France, which is the joint 18th heaviest-drinking country in the world.

GREEBO said...

Malta?

Skeptical Voter said...

Kazhakstan for me. Guess I'm descended from the Mongol Hordes or something.

Tank said...

Moldavia. ???

Ann Althouse said...

I kept adding drinks to see just how much would be needed to become French.

Irene said...

France. Gosh.

Meade said...

Tajikistan. In the United States, I'm way below average.

"You are on course to drink about 2.6 litres of pure alcohol over the year, which is 81% less than the average for men in the United States, and 47% less than the average for women."

Bruce Hayden said...

I seem to drink like a Kuwaiti. My significant other though may be closer to Belarus. About 7/8 of my ancestors came from what is now the UK, but I clearly don't drink like them. For her, I think her French ancestry portion seems to have won out over the rest.

I think though that to get where I am, you have to factor in all my Puritan ancestors. In the 1850s, an ancestress was active fighting for emancipation, suffrage, and temperance. I don't remember any grandparent ever drinking in front of me, and my parents didn't start drinking a glass of wine with dinner until I was out of college. I drank a bit in high school, and, of course, in a fraternity in college, but quickly drifted away from it after graduation. I will have a beer or glass of wine when with friends or family, esp if I don't have to drive. But that is it any more. Sometimes, I think I should be drinking more for my health, but never get around to it.

mrs.e said...

Less than a Kuwaiti and better for it.

carrie said...

I'm Kuwait too.

carrie said...

My great grand father founded a temperance society and built a temperance hall for the community, so my drinking nationality isn't surprising either.

mrs.e said...

Recovery will do it for you, too.

Be said...

I don't think that it's adding drinks, per se, so much as what one is drinking. (I drink a glass of red a day every day. On holidays, I drink cordials, which are stronger. That seems to be a French thing, and something that we were adhering to when I was French.)

Weird Cocktails and Pisshead drinking (meaning drinking until you need La Resuscitation), are both foreign constructs that they aren't sure how to deal with ,aside from closing down bars when a British team comes to play at Stade de France.

Honestly, I'm not particularly frequentable. Can still name my mother as a human (for what she was or I am worth).

jr565 said...

In the past week I drank wine like an Italian, but I usually drink like a Kuwaiti.

Paco Wové said...

Hail Slovenia!

Where, apparently, they drink about as much beer as the average American, a lot more wine, but a lot less hard liquor.

C Hopkins said...

Apparently those in Moldova like spirits...plenty of spirits.

CR said...

Also Kuwait. We are Muslim and we didn't know it.

I Have Misplaced My Pants said...

Kuwaiti. I have maybe four or five drinks a year. Just isn't my thing. Give me a diet Coke any day :)

David said...

"You drink like you're from Jordan, which is the joint 11th lightest-drinking country in the world."

That's what it told me.

David said...

Mostly the light drinkers are posting. The real pros are probably out carousing. Or snoring in the chair.

Tyrone Slothrop said...

Kuwait. Because I used to be Belarus.

buwaya puti said...

Portugal.
Just drank a bottle of port in fact.
Funny coincidence.

Danno said...

This week I had no alcoholic drinks, therefore making me a Kuwaiti. I only drink (one or two at most) when I am with friends. Last week, I had a Coors Light with dinner that I had with an old friend. Before that, I think I had two beers in October with that same friend after we finished a bike ride during one of our last warm fall days.

virgil xenophon said...

"Your drinking habits are like no other country in the world, but the closest they come to is Belarus, the heaviest spirits-drinking country in the world."

LOL!!!LOL!!!LOL!!!

PS: New Orleans as a producer of professional/industrial-grade drinkers wins out once again!

virgil xenophon said...

PPS: If I die from anything OTHER than liver failure they should put my liver in the Smithsonian! LOL.

Q. said...

I got:

"You drink like you're from Equatorial Guinea, which is the joint 86th lightest-drinking country in the world."

I bet for the same reason (one glass of wine a day).

surfed said...

Solomon Islands - 29th lightest drinking country in the world.