Well this is post no. 1111. In Germany, this is known as a "Schnapszahl", which may have several origins:
- you've had too much to drink and see everything double or more
- you have to spring for a round of Schnaps for this special occasion (usually when scoring in card games)
So if anyone is in Frankfurt in the next 24 hours, drop me a line and we can discuss which one of these applies. (CowboySlim copped out on that one, but he didn't know the rules ).
This particular number has further connotations, though, like the famous Timken Four Aces, the steam locomotive (an Alco built Northern) that drove home the advantages of roller bearings.
Personally, I also remember 4 Aces as "Indian Wine"- it was the cheapest available some 40 years ago in Saskatchewan, $1.50 per bottle. Other "quality" brands (some from the wine factory in Moose Jaw) were "Slinger's Grape Wine" and Beausejour (which was drinkable at the time ).
(who can now go beyond 1111 and post elsewhere again)