Hanging Judge wrote:Barca wrote:MeggsyTheGinDrunkteenth wrote:I love this thread, but I have to say, benders do not have to be more than a week long to be a "true bender"
I mean god, I've been blacked out for 72 hours straight before, I'd call that a bender!
I've never gone on a week long bender. I mean, I'd love to, but I've never had that many days off in a row.
The thesis of this thread isn't that you have to drink for a week straight to be a righteous Drunkard or that drinking all day or all weekend is not a glorious thing. We're just trying to straighten out the terminology to help it maintain its meaning, or actually, its divinity. Some drink with watermelon and triple sec and other things in it might be tasty and you might serve it in a martini glass but that doesn't make it a martini. Likewise, there's nothing better than getting up and drinking all day, but, in an of itself, that's not a bender. It can be an endrunkening, a binge, a hoedown, even a bacchanalia, but we're suggesting the particular word "bender" be reserved for the supreme holy rites of endrunkening that last at least a week.
Now that's always a good word. Doesn't get much use though.
You could write an impressive essay on the implications and ramifications on just that one word.