Talk:1528: Vodka

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Moving three comments below (between --- and ---) from the page 1528 that was not named correctly to begin with --Kynde (talk) 12:53, 22 May 2015 (UTC)


Weirdly enough, 80 proof vodka and the human body are both about 60% water. If you replaced the remaining 30-odd percent of volume in your body with pure alcohol, you could sustain yourself purely on vodka! Or become vodka. Consumer (talk) 09:37, 22 May 2015 (UTC)

That Polytail is a pretty hardcore lady - it looks like she's drinking directly from the bottle. --RenniePet (talk) 12:39, 22 May 2015 (UTC)

I kinda think she's looking into the bottle, to see if it is really 'talking', rather than drinking from it. 05:44, 25 May 2015 (UTC)
She does not have a glas where she could drink from (Megan has one), so she must drink from the bottle. 13:11, 25 May 2015 (UTC)
I see two small vodka glasses. Megan in holding a larger glass, probably containing a soda chaser. 18:53, 27 May 2015 (UTC)


Fun fact: vodka is named by adding a feminine diminutive to the Russian word for "water." A somewhat more literal translation (for anime fans, at least) would be calling it "water-chan". —Robotech (talk) 14:46, 22 May 2015 (UTC)

Somewhat like whiskey/whisky or akvavit or eau de vie, all of which mean "water of life."Taibhse (talk) 16:00, 22 May 2015 (UTC)
Does that mean the Bene Gesserit were all just drunk off their collective asses on Whiskey the whole time? -Pennpenn 00:12, 25 May 2015 (UTC)
Well, actually, "uisce/uisge" just means "water." The name comes from "uisge/uisce beatha" = "water of life" but they dropped the "life" part in English usage. Also, medieval Latinists gave the name "aqua vitae" to just about any distilled concentrated ethanol product. It doesn't really rain Johnny Walker or Jameson's on Whiskey.Taibhse (talk) 10:57, 26 May 2015 (UTC)
I would like to say the "-k-" diminutive cannot be feminine itself: it's the word that ends with "-a" is gender neutral for people and "feminine" for things.bAlso... Saying "Oboronka" instead of "Oborona" even creates a new noun. 20:26, 24 September 2019 (UTC)
  • Polish people tried to claim vodka as own nation's invention, with a claim based on that "k" letter. Their logic was: Russian "voda" is Polish "vodka" minus "k" letter. I know some words indeed were derived that way ("flyaga" for flask was derived from "flazhka"), but "voda" is based on ancient "va".