A Somewhat Frivolous Suggestion!

Post here if you would like to drop a comment, ask a question or report a problem.
Post Reply
User avatar
Capn Jimbo
Posts: 155
Joined: Tue Jun 17, 2008 1:42 am
How did you find Refined Vices?: Surfing
Location: Paradise: Fort Lauderdale of course

Fri Jul 25, 2008 11:01 pm

Or maybe not. As the lover of history I am, I was struck by the naming of this forum section as "The Rum Cellar". Now I'm sure we've all heard of wine cellars (a rich man for whom I once house sat had quite a nice one and offered that I "... feel free to pick out any wine you like and there's also a freezer full of fine cuts of beef...". It was a fun weekend for my then new bride and I. And I can accept "Whiskey Cellar" as well.

But somehow the "Rum Cellar" seems somehow not just quite right. Perhaps because I've not been exposed to this usage or even the existance of such. Or maybe it seems too contemporary. And roving back through history we are surely aware of the value of rum, not only as a cargo, but also to keep the sailors (or pirates) happy. And just where did they keep this rum?

Well the cargo would be in the "hold" and the crew's store in the "locker". This would lead to wonderful and historically lovely names for this section as "The Rum Hold", "The Rum Store" or my favorite, "The Rum Locker". Now of course this may be a really, really bad idea, but those who know me and my humble site well are well aware that I am a "Compleat Idiot", if not "The Compleat Idiot" and as such am expected to have such notions.

But a notion it is. What say you?
Capn Jimbo
Rum Project
Rum Project Forum

User avatar
Count Silvio
Site Admin
Posts: 797
Joined: Thu Aug 16, 2007 4:36 pm
How did you find Refined Vices?: I'm the Count
Location: Tapping the Admiral.

Sat Jul 26, 2008 8:31 am

I like that idea actually, very much. I considered various options when I was making these forums but the right name never came to me so I just consistently named these two forums as the cellar. Before I rush into anything though I'd like to hear what others think. I've been told it is not a good idea to be changing constantly to keep a sense of familiarity but I'm not against this change.

I have moved this thread to feedback.
Slouching on the reliable old leather recliner.

User avatar
Dacaqa Fe Noyetuxuhe
Posts: 45
Joined: Tue Oct 30, 2007 12:48 pm

Sun Jul 27, 2008 4:54 am

The Rum Store sounds a good suggestion.

User avatar
Posts: 25
Joined: Tue Jan 08, 2008 11:13 pm

Sat Aug 23, 2008 2:16 pm

I like both "locker" and "store" :)
Lead me not into temptation; I can find it myself.

Post Reply
  • Information
  • Who is online

    Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests