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Simon Kissane wrote:

> Nik Taylor wrote:
> >
> > Eric Christopherson wrote:
> > > What dialect of English is this? I've never heard of "drink" being
> > > used that way outside of this list.
> >
> > What do you mean?  Do you "drink" medicine?  Would you say that someone
> > can "drink" poison, or soup, or cigarettes, or anything other than
> > beverages, like water, soda, alcohol, etc.?  I've always heard it used
> > in the way I've defined, "substances intended to be taken for sustaining
> > life".
> I've always heard "drink" used for liquid medicines. I view drink as
> ingesting a liquid.
>
> Sometimes the utensils seem to make a difference though. "Eat" tends to
> be
> used for stuff from bowls, while "drink" for stuff from cups.
>
> (My dialect is Australian English.)
>
> Simon Kissane


Can you not drink in the sight of someone.....

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