Let’s talk about alcohol


“I drink to make other people more interesting”

– Ernest Hemingway

The Short-Term Effect of Alcohol on Speech Production 

The Danish drinking culture is an ongoing topic for discussion. Violence, fights and bad judgements all seem to be more prominent when alcohol is involved, as alcohol often influences people’s communicative skills in an alarming way. In social scenes, alcohol is considered a liquid courage as words appear to slip more easily over one’s tongue after a drink or two.

These tendencies are depicted in the prize-winning Danish movie “Druk” which became famous for suggesting that humans presumably were their ideal selves when intoxicated with Breath Alcohol Concentration levels of 0.5‰. The movie suggests that creativity and overall social features of …