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    Why Do They Put Umbrellas in Your Drink?

    Well, now you know! Does anyone else like to save these little umbrellas?

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    Re: Why Do They Put Umbrellas in Your Drink?

    Is it to keep the tears from getting in your drink?

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    Re: Why Do They Put Umbrellas in Your Drink?

    I was told by an ophthalmic surgeon that the Royal Society of Ophthalmic Surgeons subsidises the distribution of drinks umbrellas and that every £1 spent generates £20 in eye hospital income. He was shockingly drunk when he said it, mind.

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    Re: Why Do They Put Umbrellas in Your Drink?

    Be wary of the lady who shows you a drawer full of those cute ornaments.
    “Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities,”
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    Re: Why Do They Put Umbrellas in Your Drink?

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    I read it was originally used in Hawaiian cocktails to differentiate the type of cocktail.

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