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Postby MediumRare on Wed Apr 20, 2005 12:58 am

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. 8) (CowboySlim copped out on that one, but he didn't know the rules :wink:).

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 :wink:).

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Re: Four Aces

Postby MediumRare on Thu Apr 21, 2005 3:16 am

MediumRare wrote:So if anyone is in Frankfurt in the next 24 hours, drop me a line and we can discuss which one of these applies. 8)

Well offer expired- no takers. :cry:
MediumRare wrote:"quality" brands (some from the wine factory in Moose Jaw)

Does anyone else have reminiscences of Moose Jaw wine? of Moose Jaw?

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Postby Spazmogen on Thu Apr 21, 2005 4:24 am

Not me. I've never been West of Wawa, Ontario.
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