Monday, April 11, 2011

Magpie 61


Willow's prompt this week reminded me of a saying I learned when I was working in Germany:

"'In vino veritas.'
In Bier ist auch etwas."

("In wine there is truth."
In beer there is also something.) :-)

33 comments:

Old Ollie said...

Makes sense - just don't mix the two.

Everyday Goddess said...

I like that, so true!

Shari Sunday said...

In vino veritas -- I love that phrase. Beer may have something but wine does it for me.

Isabel Doyle said...

gosh that looks ... thirst-quenching
a fine tool for discovering the something else?

honeyhaiku said...

This is good, but do you care to elaborate what you thing that something is? lol

Jinksy said...

How apt can you get? :)

Mary said...

Perfect!

LKHarris-Kolp said...

Funny...

~laurie

Lena said...

In beer there is a fat gut waiting......

Bee's Blog said...

Know that saying but don't know what beer has - I don't like it - not even a Herforder Pils!

Give me a glass of wine any day, or even a bottle!

Lynn Hamilton Rutherford said...

haha .... there's a whole bunch of truth in some brilliantly arranged words!! Bravo!

Meryl said...

I don't think anyone will find argument with your premise!

Kathe W. said...

loved it! In wine truth and in beer- the draft that quenches in the summer!

versebender said...

How about some love for barley and hops...nectar of the gods! Vb

signed...bkm said...

Yes there is something in beer...a feel of its own...an emotion of its own...sometimes its takes precedent...bkm

Tumblewords: said...

Magpiers know the truths. :)

HyperCRYPTICal said...

Kathe has summed up my feelings perfectly!

Anna :o]

Arian Tejano said...

"something" is quite effective here. mysterious. i wanna know what it is.

Berowne said...

My thanks to Anna, Tumblewords, bkm, versebender, Kathe W, Meryl, Lynn H R, laurie, Mary, Jinksy, honeyhaiku, Isabel D and E Goddess for understanding the "etwas" -- something -- that beer has to offer. :-)

Tess Kincaid said...

This is true! I'm giggling over Ollie's comment.

gautami tripathy said...

Great writing!

physics of it all

Doctor FTSE said...

Old English saying . . "It's the drink talking." Does that mean the same as "In Vino Veritas", or the opposite?

Helen said...

Beer on wine is fine ...
Wine on beer you must fear ...
Learned that years ago ...

Berowne said...

Helen: "Beer on wine is fine ..."
Have to admit I hadn't heard that before. :-)

Berowne said...

Dr. FTSE: "It's the drink talking." Does that mean the same as "In Vino Veritas", or the opposite?
Could be both..? :-)

Berowne said...

gautami t.: "Great writing!"
Great commenting! :-)

Marilyn said...

Oh yes, in beer there is something. I really enjoy a good dark beer when I am in the right mood and in the right weather/company.

Steve Isaak said...

LOL, gonna be laughing over this for a little while longer.

ds said...

Amen!

Trellissimo said...

I think both mean "Cheers!"...

Carola said...

Great photos.
Yes, you got it right with the translation.

Vinay said...

Hehe! :D nice nice! I still prefer the wine though ;)

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Carrie Burtt said...

Love this Berowne!!:-)

 
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