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Well, time to slap the old vodka bottle!

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Blog Guy, I know you’re an expert on other cultures, and I have a question.

I just heard an Eastern European expression, “slapping the old vodka bottle.” Jeez, I’m really hoping that’s not a euphemism for…

No, it’s not. Relax. In some countries, they open a bottle of vodka by slapping the bottom until the cork comes out.

The cork? But these days, vodka bottles have screw-tops!

Well, then I guess they could be at it for quite some time. That’s why they normally bring along a plate of sausages, to keep their energy level up.