Adam's ale


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Adam's ale

A jocular term for water, based on the strong likelihood that Adam hadn't discovered anything stronger (and they call the Garden of Eden a paradise?). Apparently no fans of alliterations, Scots used to refer to water as “Adam's beer.”
See also: ale
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It might be called Waterhouse Street, but there is not a drop to drink of Adam's ale, or indeed corporation pop for Miss Bond and Mrs Beckett, as their beleaguered house was left high and dry during Everton slumclearance, 40 years ago in January, 1967.
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Adam's ale Water, because the first man had nothing else to drink; in Scotland, it is sometimes called Adam's wine.
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