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A Definition of Beer

Over the weekend I enjoyed a beer with my dinner as a form of celebrating the end of another set of night shifts. One of my kids asked what I was drinking, and I was looking for a description. What I initially wanted to say was:

Beer: A drink for adults.

But I paused, 'adult' was probably not a good word choice for a small child. Next, I considered saying ‘mummies and daddies’, but adults without children can also drink. In the end, I said:

Beer: A drink for children who are old enough to be mummies or daddies.

I think I had initially meant to say 'people who are old enough', but 'children' came out of my mouth. I was about to correct what I said but after thinking about it, the description felt accurate as it was.

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