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Hoisted by my own petard.

Hang up your Chisels and Plane blades and take a load off with a recently turned goblet of your favourite poison, in the lounge of our Gentlemen's (and ladies) Club.

Re: Hoisted by my own petard.

Postby Mike G » 08 Apr 2021, 19:31

Malc2098 wrote:Hatherwood Ruby from Lidl. Just over one pound.

BTW, shouldn't it be 'Foisted'?


No. It was "hoist" in Shakespeare's original. Someone, somewhere, sometime, mis-heard or something, and started saying or writing "foist", and it's stuck. And it was always "hoist", not "hoisted".
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Re: Hoisted by my own petard.

Postby MattS » 08 Apr 2021, 19:56

Woodbloke wrote:went downstairs to see that the jars had exploded, leaving raw, neat elderberry juice all over the walls and ceiling :o :o


I had a similar mishap with a strawberry wine once, it was in the very corner of the kitchen and blew the air bung out hitting every wall and the ceiling. I must have painted over the marks on the ceiling 3 times and it always came back :lol:
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Re: Hoisted by my own petard.

Postby AJB Temple » 08 Apr 2021, 20:01

Mike is right. I have been getting edgy every time I read this thread but am far too English polite to say "Hoist".

Anyway, I have up alcohol last year. This is despite having traded en primeur in the past, I just felt it's time I stopped poisoning myself. The chances of me sitting outside in some pub garden in April are nil. I am seriously considering opening a pop-up pre-booked only restaurant at home (for fun) but not until this lockdown stuff ends. I can start selling off my wine stocks :lol:
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Re: Hoisted by my own petard.

Postby RogerS » 08 Apr 2021, 20:54

AJB Temple wrote:.... I can start selling off my wine stocks :lol:


Oh, just think of the hassle. I can come and collect them...no bother.
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Re: Hoisted by my own petard.

Postby Cabinetman » 09 Apr 2021, 00:06

Unlike others, I have arranged to meet two friends for a celebratory pint in the cold - just because we can, and because it’s been a long time since we met up, it’s the pub we go to to listen to live Blues, which is the other thing I can’t wait to get back to. Ian
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Re: Hoisted by my own petard.

Postby Woodbloke » 09 Apr 2021, 06:42

MattS wrote:
I had a similar mishap with a strawberry wine once, it was in the very corner of the kitchen and blew the air bung out hitting every wall and the ceiling. I must have painted over the marks on the ceiling 3 times and it always came back :lol:


That's why I used a couple of coats of gloopy gloss paint to seal it in; even after a couple of years there was no sign of the former elderberry stain - Rob
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Re: Hoisted by my own petard.

Postby RogerM » 09 Apr 2021, 11:30

Woodbloke wrote:
MattS wrote:
I had a similar mishap with a strawberry wine once, it was in the very corner of the kitchen and blew the air bung out hitting every wall and the ceiling. I must have painted over the marks on the ceiling 3 times and it always came back :lol:


That's why I used a couple of coats of gloopy gloss paint to seal it in; even after a couple of years there was no sign of the former elderberry stain - Rob


What is it with strawberry wine? We had a demi-john of the stuff froth up until the bubble trap was full of pulp which oozed out the top and on to the floor. Seeing what was happening, I carefully picked the demi-john up to move it outside, and the movement was the last straw(berry! :lol: ). The bung blew and strawberry pulp sprayed all over the kitchen, including inside the grill covering the wall mounted gas boiler. My wife, who was 8 months pregnant at the time, burst into tears and ran upstairs, whilst I cleared up the best I could before leaving for work. But the kitchen still smelt of strawberries for months afterwards.
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Re: Hoisted by my own petard.

Postby Malc2098 » 09 Apr 2021, 12:59

Blackberry wine was mine. The ceiling looked like the astral heavens! ;)
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Re: Hoisted by my own petard.

Postby novocaine » 09 Apr 2021, 16:27

Blackberry cider for me. But most of it was outside. It invited the most of the local wasp tribe round.
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