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Beer emoji

Post by TRobinson465 » Fri Jul 27, 2018 5:40 am

Okay, so this isn't really a suggestion per se. But sorta just a question for admins. Why is there a beer emoji on this forum? :toast:
Albeit minor, i just feel like its weird for a buddhist forum to have since it sorta promotes breaking a precept.

Just curious on this. :anjali:
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Re: Beer emoji

Post by Sam Vara » Fri Jul 27, 2018 6:40 am

This issue has been raised before. The emoji pre-dates me, but I guess it was just offered as a symbol for "mutual celebration" or something like that. Of course, one can think of it as non-alcoholic beer or a soft drink!

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Re: Beer emoji

Post by TRobinson465 » Fri Jul 27, 2018 7:09 am

Sam Vara wrote:
Fri Jul 27, 2018 6:40 am
This issue has been raised before. The emoji pre-dates me, but I guess it was just offered as a symbol for "mutual celebration" or something like that. Of course, one can think of it as non-alcoholic beer or a soft drink!
True. Toasts are a pretty universal thing, I sometimes do them with things like sparkling cider or soft drinks for fun. I think to most people it does look like beer. but I can just change it in my head i suppose, who cares what everyone else sees it as lol.
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"At Varanasi, in the Deer Park at Isipatana, the Blessed One has set in motion the unexcelled Wheel of Dhamma that cannot be stopped by brahmins, devas, Maras, Brahmas or anyone in the cosmos." -Dhammacakkappavattana Sutta

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Re: Beer emoji

Post by salayatananirodha » Fri Jul 27, 2018 8:01 am

Does 'non-alcoholic' beer not have a little bit of alcohol in it still?
It's not just a go-lucky gesture, as it is quite reminiscent of imbibing in our culture; even emulating social drinking with non-alcoholic beverages can be dirty stuff.
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Re: Beer emoji

Post by retrofuturist » Sun Jul 29, 2018 11:38 pm

Greetings,

As has been said before by David, it can be non-alcoholic root beer if you like.

As Sam has said, this issue has been raised before... so this topic will be closed.

Thanks.

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