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Balin (Balin)
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Posted on Sunday, October 17, 2010 - 11:06 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I had a scrund about soda for about 10 years; it was not nearly as embarrasing as my "Sympathy for the Devil" scrund, but my friends still laughed at me when they pointed out my error.

What's the scrund?
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Posted on Sunday, October 17, 2010 - 11:11 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is it to do with the meaning of the word 'soda'? Over here it means a slightly alkaline, colourless mixer for your scotch ... perhaps you thought that people mixed whisky with, er, root beer, Dr Pepper, or such? (Perhaps they do. After all, people eat battenberg, ants on a log, etc.)
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Posted on Sunday, October 17, 2010 - 11:15 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is it to do with the meaning of the word 'soda'? No Over here it means a slightly alkaline, colourless mixer for your scotch ... perhaps you thought that people mixed whisky with, er, root beer, Dr Pepper, or such? No, although you did name the correct soda in that statement - root beer.

(Perhaps they do. After all, people eat battenberg, ants on a log, etc.) I don't know what they do with alcohol over here, except drink lots of it.
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Posted on Sunday, October 17, 2010 - 11:20 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

*pouts at Woodworm* Yes, well over THERE, people eat blood pudding, whatever that's supposed to be. Ick.

Did you think root beer was real beer? That it was made from trees?
Balin (Balin)
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Posted on Sunday, October 17, 2010 - 11:22 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did you think root beer was real beer? No That it was made from trees? No
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Posted on Sunday, October 17, 2010 - 11:38 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

You thought Dr. Brown had a PhD?
Kayleetonkslupin (Kayleetonkslupin)
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Posted on Sunday, October 17, 2010 - 11:40 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Dr. Brown?
Balin (Balin)
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Posted on Sunday, October 17, 2010 - 11:50 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

You thought Dr. Brown had a PhD? No...

<starwars>*jedi hand wipe* "This is not the brand you are looking for."</starwars>

Although the scrund is about a specific brand.
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Posted on Sunday, October 17, 2010 - 11:50 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Oh, apparently it's only popular in New York, South Florida, and Jewish delicatessens. Anyway, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dr._Brown%27s
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Posted on Sunday, October 17, 2010 - 11:53 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Thanks, I'd never heard of it. I know A&W Root Beer best. *clicks link*
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Posted on Sunday, October 17, 2010 - 11:54 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I know A&W Root Beer best. Not them either, but my scrund is about a popular brand.
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Posted on Monday, October 18, 2010 - 12:03 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Mug Root Beer? Dad's Root Beer? (I've had both of those and am actually rather fond of Mug Root Beer, they're the only other ones I can remember without looking)
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Posted on Monday, October 18, 2010 - 12:04 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

(oh, and Barq's...*feels stupid* my mother just reminded me)
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Posted on Monday, October 18, 2010 - 12:12 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Mug Root Beer? Dad's Root Beer? Neither of these, but...

(oh, and Barq's...*feels stupid* my mother just reminded me) ...it is Barq's that we are looking for. Mother knows best...?
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Posted on Monday, October 18, 2010 - 12:40 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I guess she does...now, if only she could help me solve this puzzle!
Balin (Balin)
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Posted on Monday, October 18, 2010 - 12:45 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I guess she does...now, if only she could help me solve this puzzle! Just take a look and it should be pretty visible (CRYPTIC-ISH HINT).
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Posted on Monday, October 18, 2010 - 12:53 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

(Take a look at what? A can of Barq's? At my mother? I don't have any root beer on hand, so unless Google searching of pictures is allowed, I can't, and I don't know what my mother would be able to do.)

Barq-ing up the wrong tree?
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Posted on Monday, October 18, 2010 - 12:54 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did you think it was spelled Bark's, to go along with the tree parts theme?
Balin (Balin)
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Posted on Monday, October 18, 2010 - 12:56 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

(Take a look at what? A can of Barq's? This At my mother? I don't have any root beer on hand, so unless Google searching of pictures is allowed, I can't, and I don't know what my mother would be able to do.) Feel free to Google all you want.

Barq-ing up the wrong tree? On the contrary, OTRT (on the right tree...I mean, track).

Did you think it was spelled Bark's, to go along with the tree parts theme? No, but this is also OTRT. I got the scrund from looking at a can.
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Posted on Monday, October 18, 2010 - 1:00 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

"Famous Olde Tyme Root Beer. Since 1898."

Hmm...Did you think it was sold in cans in 1898? Or was it something to do with "Olde Tyme"?
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Posted on Monday, October 18, 2010 - 1:01 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

"Famous Olde Tyme Root Beer. Since 1898."

Hmm...Did you think it was sold in cans in 1898? Or was it something to do with "Olde Tyme"? Nope. Focus on the word "Barq's".
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Posted on Monday, October 18, 2010 - 1:02 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Ah, great...I misspelled "embarrassing" in the puzzle statement. That was more embarrassing than the actual scrund.
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Posted on Monday, October 18, 2010 - 1:03 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did you think it was "Barg's"? It's really hard to tell whether that's a g or a q...
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Well, not *really* hard. But if you're not looking hard enough.
Balin (Balin)
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Posted on Monday, October 18, 2010 - 1:08 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did you think it was "Barg's"? It's really hard to tell whether that's a g or a q... Close - I thought the Q was a G, but I had one more letter wrong.
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Posted on Monday, October 18, 2010 - 1:13 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

You thought the R was an N? and it was Bangs?
Balin (Balin)
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Posted on Monday, October 18, 2010 - 1:18 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

You thought the R was an N? and it was Bangs? Si, that is the case.

**********SPOILER**********

Because of the style of the font on cans of Barq's root beer (note: I have never drank that brand of root beer), I misread it as "Bang's" and got laughed at as a result, 10 years after I first made that mistake. Oh well.

Nice work everyone - Woodworm, Gregory, Kaylee, and Kaylee's mother.
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Posted on Monday, October 18, 2010 - 1:23 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Hmm...*ponders* Which letter did you have wrong? The B? The a? the r? The s?
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Posted on Monday, October 18, 2010 - 1:25 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Oops. Cross-posted or missed it. LOL, My mother says you're welcome. :D
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Posted on Monday, October 18, 2010 - 2:43 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Arrrgh: solved and archived before I could say Johann Sebastian Barq.

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