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2nd Nov '17 1:20:33 PM Woodrobin
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** In Literature/TheBible, when Jesus performed his first miracle (turning water into wine at the Wedding at Cana), he turned it into ''the very best'' wine. One of the guests passes comment about it to the host, since the usual practice was to water it down and use cheaper wine overall.

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** * In Literature/TheBible, when Jesus performed his first miracle (turning water into wine at the Wedding at Cana), he turned it into ''the very best'' wine. One of the guests passes comment about it to the host, since the usual practice was to water it down and use cheaper wine overall.
2nd Nov '17 1:20:03 PM Woodrobin
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** In Literature/TheBible, when Jesus performed his first miracle (turning water into wine at the Wedding at Cana), he turned it into ''the very best'' wine. One of the guests passes comment about it to the host, since the usual practice was to water it down and use cheaper wine overall.



** This is actually in Literature/TheBible even; when Jesus performed his first miracle (turning water into wine at the Wedding at Cana) he didn't turn water into any old wine, he turned it into ''the very best'' wine, and one of the guests passes comment about it to the host, since the usual practice was to not just water it down but trot out a cheaper wine overall.
2nd Nov '17 1:14:58 PM Woodrobin
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**** Hill's Pet Foods and several other pet food companies were sold wheat gluten by Chinese suppliers that was laced with melamine, and the melamine-tainted pet food reportedly killed thousands of dogs and cats and resulted in massive recalls. The pet food contamination scandal led directly to checking human foodstuffs from China for similar adulteration.
13th Oct '17 9:19:58 AM VicGeorge2011
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* Used by the writer of [[Literature/SecondMaccabees 2nd Maccabees]] at the end to compare with writing a good story.
-->''For just as it is harmful to drink wine alone, or, again, to drink water alone, while wine mixed with water is sweet and delicious and enhances one’s enjoyment, so also the style of the story delights the ears of those who read the work. [[TheEnd And here will be the end.]]'' (2nd Maccabees 15:39)
2nd Oct '17 12:40:53 PM thatother1dude
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* This is [[DiscussedTrope discussed]] in ''Manga/SilverSpoon'', when Yugo asks one of the staff of Ooezo about a way to make money. He replies that an easy way for a dairy farmer to increase profits is by watering down their milk, which gets mixed in with others from nearby farms, so no one will notice at the store. He then goes on to explain how they're checked for this by weight and freezing point, which you can bypass by either adding too little for them to detect or figuring out which days they measure.

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* This is [[DiscussedTrope discussed]] in ''Manga/SilverSpoon'', when ''Manga/SilverSpoon'': When Yugo asks one of the staff of Ooezo about a way to make money. He money, [[DiscussedTrope he replies that an easy way for a dairy farmer to increase profits is by watering down their milk, milk]], which gets mixed in with others from nearby farms, so no one will notice at the store. He then goes on to explain how they're checked for this by weight and freezing point, which you can bypass by either adding too little for them to detect or figuring out which days they measure.



'''Man:''': [[spoiler:[[AC:If you even think about it, I will kill you!]]]]

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'''Man:''': '''Man:''' [[spoiler:[[AC:If you even think about it, I will kill you!]]]]
5th Aug '17 1:11:35 PM GrammarNavi
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* Lana Lee, the business-minded owner of the Night of Joy bar in ''AConfederacyOfDunces'' also waters down the drinks of her "hostess" Darlene...but she also waters down ''all the other drinks'' as a cost-cutting measure. [[JiveTurkey Burma Jones]] frequently comments on it--particularly how it might be cutting into her profits, as people won't come back to a bar where they get too-weak drinks.

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* Lana Lee, the business-minded owner of the Night of Joy bar in ''AConfederacyOfDunces'' ''Literature/AConfederacyOfDunces'' also waters down the drinks of her "hostess" Darlene...but she also waters down ''all the other drinks'' as a cost-cutting measure. [[JiveTurkey Burma Jones]] frequently comments on it--particularly how it might be cutting into her profits, as people won't come back to a bar where they get too-weak drinks.
15th Jul '17 4:10:32 PM nombretomado
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* Rationing in WorldWarII led to this -- in more ways than one. During the siege of Leningrad, the food situation got so precarious that the Soviets started issuing bread filled out with ''sawdust'', and the Germans themselves would later give the foodstuff to [=POW=]s, impressed foreign workers and concentration camp internees.

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* Rationing in WorldWarII UsefulNotes/WorldWarII led to this -- in more ways than one. During the siege of Leningrad, the food situation got so precarious that the Soviets started issuing bread filled out with ''sawdust'', and the Germans themselves would later give the foodstuff to [=POW=]s, impressed foreign workers and concentration camp internees.
30th Dec '16 12:59:30 PM Chabal2
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* ''Literature/TheHobbit'': When the dwarves are captured by the Elves, the guards sit down for some drinking. As the narration notes, they start drinking wine that's meant to be drunk in small glasses and cut with water, the guards down the stuff undiluted in huge bowls. Very soon they're dead drunk, alowing Bilbo to let the dwarves out.
16th Sep '16 9:50:05 AM ThatBitterTase
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* In ''VideoGame/{{BioShock|1}}'', minor character Pierre Gobbi has an audio diary complaining about the hellhole Rapture is turning out to be; but there is ''one'' thing he cannot stand: Worley Winery, producers of the fine wine Arcadia Merlot, watering down their wine. They then claim that at least they are using distilled water, and not seawater.

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* In ''VideoGame/{{BioShock|1}}'', minor character Pierre Gobbi has an audio diary complaining about the hellhole Rapture is turning out to be; but there is ''one'' thing he cannot stand: Worley Winery, producers of the fine wine Arcadia Merlot, watering down their wine. They then claim that at least they are using distilled water, and not seawater. This points the player to the winery, as distilled water is one of the items for the current FetchQuest.
20th Aug '16 4:28:21 AM Morgenthaler
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* Averted with JanisJoplin. Apparently, she was just one of several people killed by a dealer who failed to cut his batch of heroin enough to make it "safe".

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* Averted with JanisJoplin.Music/JanisJoplin. Apparently, she was just one of several people killed by a dealer who failed to cut his batch of heroin enough to make it "safe".
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