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Fifteen years of LWN
Posted Jan 24, 2013 13:02 UTC (Thu) by philipstorry (subscriber, #45926)
But we can give our children alcohol at home from the age of five, as it's assumed that their drinking will be supervised.
Anyway, this is pedantry, and I shall apologise and make up for it with an anecdote...
I suspect my first drink was at around the age of five or six. I don't remember the age precisely, but I do remember the drink - a brandy. My gran gave it to me to try to make me sleepy whilst I was hyperactive.
(All she got was a drunk hyperactive child. At first this was deemed a failure, but it soon became clear that a drunk hyperactive child asks the most delightfully improper questions, and the amusement this provided meant it was actually a success.)
Posted Jan 24, 2013 21:27 UTC (Thu) by man_ls (subscriber, #15091)
My personal anecdote is far sadder: when I was 7 or 8 I used to sneak to the fridge and get a nice gulp of red table wine. Not enough to get drowsy or tipsy, but just to taste it. And it tasted great! Now I'm more of a beer person, and I have mostly abandoned liquors (thank god, they are awful inventions).
Anyway, happy birthday, LWN!
Posted Jan 31, 2013 18:48 UTC (Thu) by Wol (guest, #4433)
How old was I? Months, not years!
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