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#4150 - 07/25/00 01:33 AM Re: hypogeusia
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Isn't there something called "Culpepper's Herbal", first compiled by Nicholas Culpepper some time in the 17th century?

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#4151 - 07/27/00 12:32 PM Re: hypogeusia
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>Isn't there something called "Culpepper's Herbal", first compiled by Nicholas Culpepper some time in the 17th century?

I thought it was a reference to Dr. Pepper, the soft drink. When I lived in Virginia, I actually knew a physician, psychiatrist type, named F. J. Pepper. Odd duck, like most psychiatrists, and the only bit of humor about him was his insisting that his office hours were from 10 to 2 to 4!

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#4152 - 07/28/00 02:29 AM Re: hypogeusia
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Now, I've heard of Dr. Pepper, but I've never actually seen it. What's it like?

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#4153 - 07/28/00 07:32 AM Dr. Pepper
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> Now, I've heard of Dr. Pepper, but I've never actually seen it. What's it like?<

Argh. How do you describe a taste. It's a dark cola-loking drink,carbonated of course, fairly sweet, with a fruit aftertaste. Not unpleasant, not cloying. For years there have been rumors that it was made from prune juice, but I saw an article recently that said those rumors were nothing more than urban legends.

Reminds me. The Queen mum is celebrating her 100th birthday next week. She and Bob Hope are going to share a prune milkshake and then she's going to spend the rest of the day on the throne.

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#4154 - 07/28/00 08:09 AM Re: Dr. Pepper
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Good one, Ted! Now all we have to do is to resurrect Bing Crosby and we could cast 'Road to Windsor'.


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#4155 - 07/28/00 08:20 AM Re: hypogeusia
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Bingley,

Dr. Pepper tastes exactly like cherry-flavored cough
medicine. Trust me, you'd rather drink beer.


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#4156 - 07/28/00 09:13 AM Re: hypogeusia
william Offline
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goes without saying, jackie!


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#4157 - 07/28/00 09:38 AM Re: hypogeusia
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actually, Dr. Pepper (DP) was intended to replicate cherry cola. I like the taste of it a little better than Coke's 'Cherry Coke' product, but then I can't stomach Coke. interestinly, from a marketing standpoint, DP has found a large enough niche that Coke has fielded yet another competitor (at least regionally) called Mr. Pibb, which tastes more like DP than like cherry coke. go figure.


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#4158 - 07/30/00 06:20 AM Re: hypogeusia
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Actually, I've always rather liked the taste of cough medicine. I suspect adding cherry flavouring might ruin it, though.

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#4159 - 07/31/00 07:57 AM Re: hypogeusia
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> Actually, I've always rather liked the taste of cough medicine.

Just give me my codeine straight please.

And this one's a true story. Quite a few years ago I met my father for lunch in Washington DC. The waiter asked if we wanted to order a dink; my father said, "You know, I haven't had a martini in years. Set me up with a double." The waiter asked him if he'd like a twist with it. The Old Feller growled, "Dammit, son, if I want lemonade I'll ORDER lemonade."

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