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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".
19th Jul '16 1:20:07 AM Tyrathius
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* ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime'': One of the [[PokeThePoodle less heinous]] things Ingo does when he takes over Lon Lon Ranch is water down their milk products.
1st Jun '16 3:53:19 PM karstovich2
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* On a lighter note, diluting alcohol with sodas or fruit juices to make larger, less alcoholic beverages is one of the staples of modern bartending. From a purely economic perspective, this benefits more or less everyone: the weaker drinks make cheap liquor sippable, reducing the cost of drinking to the consumer, and buying cheaper liquor allows bars to serve more customers. Even liquor connoisseurs benefit, since premium, high-quality spirits are usually available in the bar but must be ordered by name, leaving them to those who know them by name and presumably will not adulterate them with soft drinks.[[note]]Not always, though--NouveauRiche have a tendency to order mixed drinks with high-quality alcoholic beverages as a means of ConspicuousConsumption. Case in point: British footballers' drink of choice, Cristal champagne mixed with Diet Coke.
** Ironically making it even worse for some: Diet Coke is sweetened with the aspartame, a synthetic sweetener that has a strong and somewhat unpleasant off-taste that is generally undetectable by most humans, but is easily felt by about of quarter of them due to genetic variation.

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* On a lighter note, diluting alcohol with sodas or fruit juices to make larger, less alcoholic beverages is one of the staples of modern bartending. From a purely economic perspective, this benefits more or less everyone: the weaker drinks make cheap liquor sippable, reducing the cost of drinking to the consumer, and buying cheaper liquor allows bars to serve more customers. Even liquor connoisseurs benefit, since premium, high-quality spirits are usually available in the bar but must be ordered by name, leaving them to those who know them by name and presumably will not adulterate them with soft drinks.[[note]]Not always, though--NouveauRiche in particular have a tendency to order mixed drinks with high-quality alcoholic beverages as a means of ConspicuousConsumption. Case in point: British footballers' drink of choice, Cristal champagne mixed with Diet Coke.
** Ironically making it even worse for some:
Coke. Never mind that the Diet Coke is sweetened with tastes awful--particularly awful to the aspartame, a synthetic sweetener that has a strong and somewhat unpleasant off-taste that is generally undetectable by most humans, but is easily felt by about of quarter of them due to genetic variation. the population that can taste the nasty aftertaste of aspartame--they're ''rich'' dammit![[/note]]
24th Mar '16 12:54:55 PM Morgenthaler
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24th Mar '16 12:19:19 PM Morgenthaler
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* In ''AmericanPsycho'', a couple of the yuppies complain about how the cocaine they've been sold is "a gram of fucking Nutrasweet".

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* In ''AmericanPsycho'', ''Film/AmericanPsycho'', a couple of the yuppies complain about how the cocaine they've been sold is "a gram of fucking Nutrasweet".



* Rosie does this on ''[[{{Series/Mash}} M*A*S*H]]'' to keep the prices down.

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* Rosie does this on ''[[{{Series/Mash}} M*A*S*H]]'' ''{{Series/Mash}}'' to keep the prices down.
3rd Feb '16 10:51:57 AM DeisTheAlcano
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-->''In ten years in this dump, I've come to accept a very low standard of life. But even at the bottom of this fish tank, a man must have standards. The pathetic trou du cul down at Worley Winery has started putting water to his terrible wine... water!!!''
-->-- Pierre Gobbi, a native of Surren-- I mean France ''VideoGame/{{BioShock|1}}''

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-->''In ->''"In ten years in this dump, I've come to accept a very low standard of life. But even at the bottom of this fish tank, a man must have standards. The pathetic trou du cul down at Worley Winery has started putting water to his terrible wine... water!!!''
water!!!"''
-->-- Pierre Gobbi, a native of Surren-- I mean France '''Pierre Gobbi''', ''VideoGame/{{BioShock|1}}''
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