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Thread: Ever drank 'swipe'?

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    Apr 2004
    Honolulu, HI, USA

    Red face Ever drank 'swipe'?

    What is the alcoholic drink ‘swipe’ or ‘swipes’?

    "We did have ‘raising jack,’ or what we guys from Honolulu called ‘swipe,’ which was a Hawaiian word for bootleg liquor… We made our ‘swipe’ by stealing a five-gallon tin of canned peaches or plums or pineapple from the nearest ration dump, and putting a double handfull of sugar in it to help it ferment, and then leaving it out in the sun in the jungle with a piece of cheesecloth or mosquito netting over it to keep out the bugs."

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    Default Re: Ever drank 'swipe'?

    Nope, I never was so broke that I couldn't at least spring for some Bali Hai or Ripple with sprite.
    Now run along and play, but don’t get into trouble.


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