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Old 03-11-2011, 03:40 PM
 
Location: Gray, TN
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1. Nashville, TN
2. Kingsport-Bristol, TN

Avg. alcoholic drinks consumed per person in typical month: 7.22
Percent of adults who are heavy drinkers: 2
Percent of adults who are binge drinkers: 6.3
Deaths per 100,000 residents from alcoholic liver disease: 3.3

3. Memphis, TN
4. Birmingham, AL
5. Salt Lake City, UT



I wouldn't have guessed Memphis. Who knew?
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Old 03-12-2011, 06:27 AM
 
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Lol!
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Old 03-12-2011, 10:07 AM
 
Location: Franklin, TN
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I think the Baptists and under reporting how much they drink.

I notice that Knoxville is absent from this list.
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Old 03-12-2011, 10:22 AM
 
Location: Seattle
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UTK surely removed Knoxville from the list
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Old 03-12-2011, 11:21 AM
 
Location: Franklin, TN
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UTK surely removed Knoxville from the list
Not to mention that it brings out all the closet drunks from Nashville, Memphis, and the Tri-Cities on gameday.
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Old 03-12-2011, 09:55 PM
 
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I think the Baptists and under reporting how much they drink.

I notice that Knoxville is absent from this list.
I honestly think so too. Alcohol (among other things) is a HUGE part of the culture here. Any big celebration in Memphis (Music Fest, BBQ Fest, Italian Fest, etc) will make you forget that you're in the Bible Belt.
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Old 03-12-2011, 10:41 PM
 
Location: Franklin, TN
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I honestly think so too. Alcohol (among other things) is a HUGE part of the culture here. Any big celebration in Memphis (Music Fest, BBQ Fest, Italian Fest, etc) will make you forget that you're in the Bible Belt.
Yeah, not to mention tailgating and college and pro sports...

My guess is that people are just afraid to tell their neighbors that they drink (while their neighbors are doing the same thing).
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Old 03-13-2011, 10:32 PM
 
Location: Carlsbad, CA
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They didn't count me, thats for sure.
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Old 03-16-2011, 06:37 AM
 
Location: Seymour TN
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LOL you guys are a hoot. I have no idea how many towns/counties in TN are dry, but I think that just means more drinking at home....they stock up somewhere.
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Old 05-21-2011, 04:15 PM
 
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I think the Baptists and under reporting how much they drink.

I notice that Knoxville is absent from this list.
Maybe this explains the disconnect?

The Baptist Cowboy

A cowboy, who just moved to Tennessee from Texas, walks into a bar and orders three mugs of Bud. He sits in the back of the room, drinking a sip out of each one in turn. When he finishes them, he comes back to the bar and orders three more.

The bartender approaches and tells the cowboy, "You know, a mug goes flat after I draw it. It would taste better if you bought one at a time."

The cowboy replies, "Well, you see, I have two brothers. One is in Arizona, the other is in Colorado. When we all left our home in Texas, we promised that we'd drink this way to remember the days when we drank together. So I'm drinking one beer for each of my brothers and one for myself."

The bartender admits that this is a nice custom, and leaves it there.

The cowboy becomes a regular in the bar, and always drinks the same way. He orders three mugs and drinks them in turn.

One day, he comes in and only orders two mugs. All the regulars take notice and fall silent. When he comes back to the bar for the second round, the bartender
says, "I don't want to intrude on your grief, but I wanted to offer my
condolences on your loss."

The cowboy looks quite puzzled for a moment, then a light dawns in his eyes and he laughs. "Oh, no, everybody's just fine," he explains, "It's just that my wife and I joined the Baptist Church and I had to quit drinking."

"Hasn't affected my brothers though."
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