Journey in Life: "Torpedo juice" nghĩa là gì?

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

"Torpedo juice" nghĩa là gì?

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"Torpedo juice" có torpedo nghĩa là ngư lôi -> cụm từ này nghĩa là một loại đồ uống có cồn chất lượng thấp được tạo bởi những người lính trong Thế chiến II.

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Humans have a magical touch for turning things into alcoholic beverages (đồ uống có cồn). We’re resourceful. We use what’s at hand and we’ll be damned if we give up. (Google “torpedo juice,” of World War II fame, to see how far we’ll go.)

Bateman also formed relationships with some men from other boats too, which yielded plenty of fond memories. For example, the Thanksgiving he spent onboard a submarine with an officer who had an affinity (sự ham thích) for “torpedo juice,” a grain alcohol similar to moonshine which is usually somewhere around 150 proof.

Some of the ad-hoc alcoholic drinks devised over the years by the thirsty and desperate include “Pruno” – a prison wine made from ketchup, fruit, sugar and bread, which is said to taste like rotten (thối, rữa) garbage – and the “torpedo juice” mixed by US Navy seaman in World War II from pineapples and the grain alcohol (rượu làm bằng ngũ cốc lên men) used by as fuel in their warship (tàu chiến) torpedoes.

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