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Posted by ESC on August 20, 2004

In Reply to: 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.