David wrote: "It's also called Hooligan Juice.... "
One of my father's favorites when he was a lad was ginger ale (not Verner's :-) with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. His jocular grandfather would have the same, but he'd add some whiskey to it and call the drink a "mule's neck".
I grew up in Wisconsin, so Van is replaced with Ole (sometimes adding Sven and/or Inga). Ole is by default Norwegian, unless you're Norwegian in which case Ole is Swedish. If you're half-Norwegian and half-Swedish, Ole is Danish.
Speaking of which (International Wing of the Old Jokes Home):
A Scandinavian ocean liner shipwrecks on a desert island. One year later, the Norwegians have built a fishing boat, the Finns have cut down all the trees, the Danes have formed a coöperative and the Swedes are still waiting for someone to introduce them to each other.
Max - I suspect that she was smart enough to take a smell before drinking up, or just take a sip and leave it at that. I being the somewhat obedient kid that I was, and not wanting to waste it, drank the whole mug.
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