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    Hi,
    If you were in a bar, which would you choose to say:
    1. Whiskey on the rocks, please.
    2. The whiskey on the rocks, please.
    3. A whiskey on the rocks, please.
    I think both #1 and #3 are possible. Am I right?

    Thanks in advance.

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    Default Re: whiskey

    Yes, you are.

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    And on US TV shows I've heard the abbreviation 'Whisky rocks'.

    People [not just US] also often name their brand: 'Bell's on the rocks', 'Jack Daniels on the rocks'...

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    Last edited by BobK; 22-Dec-2006 at 15:02. Reason: fix typo

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    Default Re: whiskey

    You would have to specify at least the type of whiskey, i.e. scotch, burbon, rye, etc.

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    I'll have a Scotch and water then.

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    Default Re: whiskey

    I'll take a burbon, neat, please.

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    Default Re: whiskey

    It's Bob's round, I believe.

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    Bob seems to be off.
    Thank you all.
    Merry Christmas!

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    Default Re: whiskey

    Whiskey (with an e) is irish
    Whisky is scotch

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    And the e is meaningful?

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