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Fun talk:Mead

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The actual god page is not explicitly Christian (just mentions that Christians call their god God), and I wanted to keep that part of the story ecumenical. Because, really, any gods that exist must be benevolent if they blessed us with things like mead and beer. (Cf. Ben Franklin's "Beer is proof god loves us and wants us to be happy".) Researcher 22:34, 21 October 2007 (EDT)

I know this is not meant to be exactly "factual" - but are you sure there are some vegetarians (more likely vegans) who refuse it because it's stolen form the bees?--Bobbing for apples 10:48, 22 October 2007 (EDT)
I googled it myself- you are right.--Bobbing for apples 11:18, 22 October 2007 (EDT)
I went to a school with a bunch of vegans and people with other dietary requirements, so I heard ALL about it. Researcher 14:27, 22 October 2007 (EDT)

One thing I've been wondering for years: How exactly do you pronounce this? Is it like 'meat', or more like 'met', or something else entirely? Inquiring foreign minds want to know. --AKjeldsenGodspeed! 10:59, 23 October 2007 (EDT)

One syllable, very long eee vowel in the middle.--Bobbing for apples 11:04, 23 October 2007 (EDT)
Years ago I had some mead that was made on Holy Island (Northumberland UK) & I can't remember it but do remember that it was nasty. Never tried it again. (Meed I think AKJ) Susantalk to me 11:09, 23 October 2007 (EDT)
Cheers! It is sort of an acquired taste, though. --AKjeldsenGodspeed! 11:27, 23 October 2007 (EDT)

My first go with mead[edit]

Tried some mead last night, and it shall now, by proclamation of my palate, be part of my regular diet. Good stuff! But what a hangover! Aboriginal Noise Punkrock 15:13, 10 April 2009 (EDT)

Had my first taste at the Renaissance Festival this weekend. Sadly, this was my very first thought when I saw it.
And at $6/5oz, it was hangover free! JazzMan 17:00, 6 October 2009 (UTC)

On a more serious note[edit]

In the feature film The 13th Warrior, Antonio Banderas's Muslim character discovers that he is allowed to drink mead, because he is only restricted from drinking that which is fermented from grain or fruit. Clearly this is true, because it's in a movie staring Antonio Banderas based on a book by Michael Crichton, and should be added to the article post haste. JazzMan 17:02, 6 October 2009 (UTC)

So why not add it post haste?  :-) ΨΣΔξΣΓΩΙÐWeaselly.jpgMethinks it is a Weasel 18:24, 6 October 2009 (UTC)
Having spent almost five minutes on Google doing in-depth, scholarly research on this topic I find myself to be an expert on the subject and intend to pontificate. It seems that some may take a hyper-literal literal interpretation of the holy texts which would allow them not only mead but also vodka - made from potatoes. This must be one of the few cases where the uber literalists get the better deal. It seems however that the majority of Muslims take the prohibition to be against alcohol and intoxication in general thus robbing themselves of the somewhat doubtful joys of mead.--BobNot Jim 18:58, 6 October 2009 (UTC)
I've heard they're not allowed to have mead & milk in the same meal . . . ΨΣΔξΣΓΩΙÐWeaselly.jpgMethinks it is a Weasel 19:15, 6 October 2009 (UTC)

Fun[edit]

yeah. ТyYarrr 02:51, 28 February 2012 (UTC)