drink alert

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drink alert (plural drink alerts)

  1. (slang) A warning that information to follow may cause the reader to laugh unexpectedly and, if drinking, cause drink to exit the nose
    • 2001 August 16, Sue Bishop, “NG Has Value - Proof/Drink Alert”, in rec.equestrian, Usenet,
      A while back I heard a perfect description of the idiots who troll around in newsgroups.
      They are called Seagulls. They fly in, make a lot of noise, shit all over everything and then fly off.

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  • This term is widely used on Usenet newsgroups in the subject headers of messages, to advise readers not to drink while reading the message contents.


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