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skacey July 2nd, 2013 4:32am

Did you drink alcohol before you were of legal age?

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Rotavele Alabama
07/02/13 9:55 am

Alabama and Mississippi surprised me. JESUS ALMIGHTY CHRIST WOULD NOT APPROVE, HEATHENS!

PeppyHare Do a barrel roll
07/02/13 7:10 am

This poll is going to be messed up a little bit with the under 21/high school crowd not having full exposure to it. Also the over 40 crowd had a different drinking age for beer.

skacey best poll is evenly split
07/02/13 6:46 am

I turned 21 in Korea serving in the Army. I always thought it was ridiculous that service men and women could kill and die for their country, but could not order a beer.

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ryanthoyt Reluctant southerner
07/02/13 6:45 am

Not regularly. I've only had a small glass of champagne on a few New Years, a sip of wine at my aunt's wedding, and I accidentally drank like a quarter of a bottle of beer before I realized it wasn't cream soda. Only the wine was actually good.

PAK the Armpit of Florida
07/02/13 5:06 am

To be fair, the drinking age was 19 when I graduated from high school. I wasn't as much of a stretch or a big deal to drink before 21.

PeppyHare Do a barrel roll
07/02/13 7:15 am

19 makes much more sense than 21... Trust me the legal age isn't stopping anyone and isn't making anything better or safer on college kids.

I think colleges have come to the conclusion it's better to not enforce the drinking age.

restinghour Pennsylvania
07/02/13 3:42 am

I'll be 21 in December and have only recently had my first drinks of alcohol. Hahah. I can count on one hand the number of drinks I've had. This might be why all my friends are looking forward to my birthday...

freespirited Ohio
07/02/13 2:42 am

I was terrified to do *anything* "wrong" by my biological parents. Even when I didn't do a single thing, a sibling lied to say I did it when I had no clue about it. Drinking age used to be 18 my time before law changed it to 21. I'm not a drinker.

comppete Las Vegas
07/01/13 11:24 pm

I chose no. But, I did drive up to Wisconsin a lot, where the legal age was 18 at the time.

Octopus
07/01/13 11:19 pm

How would I survive college otherwise?

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bMyComrade Stumptown
07/01/13 10:18 pm

Not much, but my parents let me have a drink now and again for special occasions. But I didn't hang out much with the drinking crowd.

2katz I live in Nebraska
07/01/13 10:13 pm

I remember a bunch of us driving to the Kansas border to buy 3.2 beer.

Scrazzle Winter is Coming
07/01/13 10:05 pm

Not on purpose... Spiked punch at a wedding. And spiked eggnog at an official party for city employees.

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beanD California
07/01/13 9:53 pm

Hm, I wonder what the inspiration for this poll was...

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cmblank2 Raleigh
07/01/13 9:43 pm

I've tasted it. But haven't drank much

MrLucchese If curious, ask.
07/01/13 9:39 pm

Tasting a few sips doesn't count in my mind, so, no I haven't. When I travel out of the country and it's legal there, I'll drink a bit. :)

TopsQueen Oregon Coast
07/01/13 9:39 pm

The sip of wine yes. To actually have a drink no.

lesil Colorado
07/01/13 9:39 pm

It depends. Technically, it is legal for those who are underage to drink alcohol with parents' permission on private property. I've had wine for Shabbat with my family and a Mike's Hard. Then in Mexico I had alcohol when I was 18.