Wow, only 8 months left and it will be Christmas Day! Yesssss! I can’t wait! Do you believe me? No??
Well, it’s true that I have not been drinking wine as I write this; you might consider pouring me a glass if you believe in what the creator of today's highlighted latin expression meant by it. A Greek poet named Alcaeus was adamant that the Germanic peoples were smart for drinking wine while holding council meetings because they believed no one could lie effectively after a few! According to infallible Wikipedia, this was around 620 BC ! and look at this: in
, their saying goes: “After wine blurts truthful speech” and the Babylonian Talmud reports: “In came wine, out went a secret.” Ok, that gets my attention! China
I have sadly witnessed something of the sort myself, a few times too many , and you know, it’s mostly not pretty! I am of the philosophy that if you can only tell the truth after imbibing, you’re certainly not the type of person I’m going out for dinner and drinks with!
Truth is good, I am certainly not refuting that, however not when it is blurted out after drinking one glass too many and using an inversely proportional quantity of brain cells in the process of divulging the fact in question.
The truth will set you free? Not in this case, i'm afraid! In this instance, it will probably dig you a nice big hole to crawl into once your hangover is in full bloom and you realize you’ve completed enough acrobatics to fit your foot in your mouth and make a total fool of yourself!