Posted by ESC on August 20, 2004
In Reply to: Re: Bender posted by dhm on August 20, 2004
: : : : : Why are drinking sprees called benders? Thanks!
: : : : From the act of bending ones arm to down drinks?
: : : From the perception that time bends and loses its linear nature after drinking for days at a time. It's life Jim, but not as we know it.
: : Oxmyx: Nobody helps nobody but himself.
: : Spock: Sir, you are employing a double negative.
: Surely it is from the fact that I always emerge from a bender with the bends. "Pop me in the hyperbaric chamber, honey. I'll feel fine in no time."
All I could find was that "bender" was originally a nautical term for period of drunkeness and that the term probably came from the bending of the elbow.