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15-09-2020, 13:06   #46
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Soggy pubs?
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15-09-2020, 13:10   #47
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Just call them

Proper pubs and notions pubs
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It's not a new term. It was definitely used during the last recession and has been used in calculating a pub value for years X times wet sales + Y times dry (food) sales = total value of pub.

The only food in a wet pub is peanuts, taytos and maybe purple snacks!
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Probably a Government Kuntsultant
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I wasn't able to go on holiday this year. I took a naycation.
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More than likely some senior civil servant.

And because said civil servant, has a lot of clout and the arse lickers wouldn't dare suggest wet pubs sounds ridiculous.
For they might fall out of favour for going against the status quo...

Going forward...

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"Cocooning" and "staycation" also need to be excised from everyday parlance.
Agreed, Bertie.

Frustrating that they have become part of the new normal.
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wet hostels are places the alcoholic homeless can stay and drink

shows the regard the ones making decisions have for drinkers
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15-09-2020, 14:45   #54
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wet hostels are places the alcoholic homeless can stay and drink

shows the regard the ones making decisions have for drinkers
Yeah. And since it's term used by the pub industry, I presume you're saying the pub industry sees its customers in that light?
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It's the logical extension of the effort, which was well underway long before covid, to transform traditional Irish pubs into more "civilised" food establishments. It is the kind of term dreamt up by people who think of a drinking only place as the deviation from the norm. And in turn it normalises the idea that places where eating is more or less expected are the ordinary thing. You get this in America a lot, where only dingy places are "bars" where's anywhere comfortable, even if it looks like a pub, they will start you off with a menu etc, and just coming in to drink is seen as strange.

The long term ambition has been to kill off proper pubs ever since Michael mcdowell was around. Covid has helped a lot.

Tldr: Wet pubs my hairy hole.
Yanks are weird when it comes to pubs.

Few years ago I was in town with the son who was 5 or 6 at the time. Ireland U20s were playing in the Rugby World championships so decided to go into Bull and Castle at Christchurch for two pints.

Old American gimp kept going on about kids being in pubs under his breath to his lady friend/wife. His food arrived and he said he cannot take it anymore and he stormed out with her in tow. Left the food, waiter was bewildered until I explained.
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Wet pub is a commonly used term in the trade.
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Wet pub is a commonly used term in the trade.
Em, I think you'll find its used as part of a conspiracy by successive governments for the past 20 years to DESTROY pubs or shame drinkers or whatever.

So you might know it's an industry term, but the real peope in the know (the conspiracy theorists) know it was just invented for the pandemic as part of the conspiracy.
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I did , apologies to all.

It was a toss between that and " watering holes" .
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I can't hear the term "wet pub" without being reminded of the term "wet markets" in Wuhan that we hear so much of at the start of the pandemic.

2 new phrases gifted to common parlance by Covid.
Hopefully not equally ominous!
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Unprecented is one.

But staycation is the most annoying. An annoying American word pushed by government to tell us to go throw our hard earned money to businesses who are shafting you.
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