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Rum Grog

The Royal Navy fleet in its prime
Served rum grog with the tart juice of lime
To crews of alcoholics,
Who considered it bollocks,
And equivalent to fruit-flavored slime.

Grog spirits and water is said to be from “Old Grog,” the nickname of Admiral Vernon, who gave the order in 1740 for the mixture to be used instead of neat spirit, derived from his wearing a grogram cloak. The term “groggy,” meaning intoxicated, comes from the same source.

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