That old saying "not until the sun is over the yardarm" isn't all that useful.....if the yard is on the deck
because the sail is lowered, for instance (not that many folks have
yards anymore), or if one is quoting it while clinging to the masthead, bottle in the other hand.....
The boss questioned my choice of a beer
at lunch the other day....he said "it hasn't even gone 12!". I replied, "It's 7pm in Vladivostok!". For a fallback excuse, the local water
quality was bad....compared to the beer
, any local water
quality is bad. No, I'm not a drunk, neither am I a teetotaller. All good things in moderation...