What we having?
Unless we're mixing it with orange juice to make moody homemade soft drinks.
I'd rather the salt were on my food
Totally going to keep a spreadsheet of everyone's responses to this!!!
one day i'll publish them.
remember my "what shoe size are you?" stunner from a few years back?
but I'm still disappointed in the number of responses to "Do you ever casually wipe your arse?"
I had a spreadsheet template of casual and non casual arse wipers I was dying to use.
and i know it sounds stingey but i always ask for tap water (the more money i spent on water, the less i can spend on food / wine)
(Unless I have to pay a premium for it - and then it's tap water)
((Unless I'm having A Curry™ - and then it's 4 pints of Kingfisher and 8 660ml Cobras please mate 'kinnn LAD))
IT TASTES LIKE AWFUL
WITH ORDINARY WATER THERE'S NO VILE SALTY, BUBBLY, WEIRD, NON-THIRST-QUENCHING SURPRISES.
IT'S JUST WRONG AND A CORRUPTION OF NATURE.
I find san pellegrino has the optimum saltiness. Yumyum. The best thing ever for a hangover. But not with a meal, not unless I was REALLY hungover whilst trying to eat a meal. (this is probably quite often, now I think of it).
Water + Carbon Gas (which is what Sparkling Water is in MY definition) does not equal salt.
HOWEVER Soda Water may contain Sodium Carbonate which is why Soda Water tastes different to Carbonated Water. And is an entirely different thing altogether.
read robluvsnic's post below and go "hang on what?" and then go and look at the ingredients in highland spring or san pellegrino. the latter has a fair whack of salt in fact - ace for hangovers.
So because something contains SODIUM that means it includes salt does it? Hmm.
And also how does Sparkling Water contain anything different to Still Water? It's the same water but with Carbon in it, no?
I've definitely missed a meeting.
ALSO IT TASTES LIKE SICK (IF YOU'D BEEN DRINKING A LOT OF IT PREVIOUS)
AND SOMETIMES IT'S DISGUISED AS ACTUAL WATER AND YOU TAKE A DRINK AND IT'S LIKE 'URGH GET OUT OF MY FACE'
I'll be able to type so many more internet shouty comments now, excellent.
Plus it offsets a bottle of intense red very nicely indeed.
wait... how much?!?!?!?!
*looks at menu and in wallet*
Errrr jug of your finest tap water please.
think on Pedro, you do that by my table and I'll go bloody bolo
yes darling i remember, you can speak spanish. but also remember, that i cannot. do not lull the waiter into a false sense of "would you like to order your starters now?" in spanish otherwise i'm going to leave.
this is probably how she'd reply. i shit you not.
you bang the table loudly and start chanting Jamon, Jamon, Jamon, Jamon, Jamon, Jamon, Ja Mon (in the tune of that Gary Glitter leader of the gang song). She probably won't want you to go out again after that.
so the bar for behaviour in public places is probably set pretty low.
jacques - nice jamon sentence. nice indeed.
and 87% certain you weren't there anyway.
...but do a Dexy's and sing "Jamon Eileen..." instead.
I'm waiting for the day I can do a literal interpretation of this.
you can't take that away from me
(to the tune of The One and Only - Chesney Hawkes)
I do do that a lot.
I just ain't too keen on it.
If I'm paying for water I want it to be as different from tap water as possible.
Which of these choices is UTTERLY BAFFLING AND WRONG?
FIGHTING FOR WHAT IS RIGHT.
I keep forgetting to make wine.
JESUS, IS THAT YOU????
That would have been great.
Guys, look. I've got some fish, but I forgot to make the fucking wine.
i'm totally confused.
It's not even tea-time!
Let's not get over ambitious.
jesus- "leave those loaves and fishes with me... i'll see what i can do*"
bartholomew- "what? that's MASSIVELY over-ambitious"
jesus- "shut it, sandal-breath"
*this bit can be said in a jarvis cocker voice if you like - they do share the same initial after all
Jesus in the voice of Jarvis Cocker, I like that a lot.
Plaice or haddock, yes. Cod should be battered. (incidentally found AWESOME fish and chip shop the other day, called Happy Days.)
well not really as fishermen don't work on Sunday and any reputable Fish Shop is closed on Mondays as they don't have fresh supplies.
Sparkling is... Revolting.
always over 100 posts these days, brah. TOUCH ME.
This is like Dr Cox finally hugging JD
still it was a good 12 minutes
what the fuck is sparkling, it's like flat coke
the mentals are out in force on this thread
Coke is better sparkling ergo flat coke's shite.
Water is better still ergo sparkling water's shite.
flat coke = sparkling water.
Get yirself outta that thir hot texan sun, it's meltin yir marbles.
on "still or sparkling"
i hope you're proud, DiS. i hope you're proud.
although tap if i'm skint.
Sparkling tastes nice. sparkling water that has gone flat is probably the worst thing ever though.
the odd thing is, I was at a meeting during which I had some sparkling water.
If I wanted still I'd stand outside in the rain with my mouth open.
fuck yo slice
water should be as untampered with as possible. Preferably straight from the spring.
(I'll accept tap though)
that give out sparkling water as well as still.
I'm not sure I've ever been happier
A welcome reminder.
Cobra ideally (really non-bloaty, dunno if it's non-carbonated or wot).
WAITER: Still or sparkling
ME: UM STILL IDIOT. Who in heck drinks sparkling water, you dolt! DUH BRIAN what an utter fool you are. I'm going to tip you with a POO ahahahahahHAHAHAHA. Why, given that NO ONE WOULD EVER HAVE SPARKLING, did you even axe me that?
WAITER: Well. I thought you would be one to break the social norm as you've broken one already by coming to our restaurant ON YOUR OWN
ME: (looking down sad)
WAITER: And also you're 22 years old and have ordered from the CHILDREN'S MENU
ME: Show me something on the adult menu that is shaped like dinosaurs and maybe I'll order it.
ME: Incidentally, I'd like you to know that I do not plan to return to this restaurant. The maze design on this menu is appalling.
it has to be sparkling